It’s a trend that’s been inevidence for several years and it is showing no sign of ending. It is the collective “I don’t care” attitude a growing number of Americans seem to have when it comes to annual television awards shows. Ratings for the Oscars this past Sunday night show 9.5 million Americans tuned in for the telecast. That’s a 56 percent drop from their previous low water mark from last year. This follows a ratings decline of more than 50 percent for the most-recent Grammy and Golden Globes awards shows. Numbers for the latest round of awards shows are about half the numbers that were seen during any regular season NFL game during 2,020. That has to be troubling for the people who promote the shows and for the advertisers who spend money to run commercials during them. Americans are pretty good at showing how they feel with their pocketbooks, and in this case with their television remotes. It appears the vast majority would rather watch something, almost anything else. That’s the way I see it.