10. Start with Class and Stop Thinking Outside the Box
Go back and watch the best reviewed and most beloved telecasts.
Rinse, wash, repeat…
However, I did have one 'outside the box' idea this morning that frankly they'd never go for. I've complained before that the Oscars don't release the vote totals. Finding out the second and third place choice would be almost as interesting as finding out who won. To this end they could flash the rankings and percentages as they announce the winner. Yes, it's kind of game show but it would be absolutely riveting TV.