Originally, the contract was set to expire in 2014, but we’ve gotten reports that it has extended to 2020!
In the past, the honor of airing the Oscars jumped back and forth between NBC and ABC.
ABC, however has had it every year for the past 35 years:
“The Academy Awards have aired on ABC continuously since 1976 and, as the network doesn't carry NFL football, the Oscar telecast ranks as the network's highest-rated program of the year. Last year's ceremony drew 41.3 million viewers, its largest audience since 2005.”
We bet this is fab news for those guys over at ABC, for sure!
Getting the broadcast rights for it is def a sought after contract, so that’s a bummer for everyone else!
Try again in 2020! Maybe you can have your robots drop you off in your flying cars to make an offer!
Do U think ABC is doing a good job with the Oscars?? Will U watch Sunday?
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