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NOT SO GOLDEN
Michael Moore is probably breathing a sigh of relief today. Ratings for Sunday's 75th Annual Academy Awards are in, and a record-low number of viewers witnessed the Bowling for Columbine filmmaker's embarrassing on-stage meltdown. According to Nielsen, 33.1 million viewers watched the ABC telecast a 21 percent decline from last year. Insiders believe viewers were most likely drawn to war coverage on cable. In related news, Focus Features, the studio behind surprise Oscar darling The Pianist, announced Monday that the Holocaust drama will expand to 900 screens nationwide this weekend. Also, NBC and sister network Bravo have snagged small-screen rights to best picture winner Chicago. They can begin airing the film in November 2005.