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Billy Crystal-Hosted Oscars Watched By 39.3 Million, Up From Last Year

Deadline - The 84th Annual Academy Awards drew 39.3 million viewers in Live+Same Day. That is up 4% from last year’s viewership and the second-most-watched Oscar ceremony in the past five years, behind the 2010 show where The Hurt Locker defeated blockbuster Avatar. Among adults 18-49, last night’s Oscar telecast (11.7 rating) was even with last year, an impressive feat given that that this year’s host Billy Crystal is almost 64, while last year’s show was hosted by twenty- and thirtysomethings James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Here is historical data for the Academy Awards’ audiences over the past decade, along with the Best Picture winner that year.

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alycakes1744d ago

I don't doubt it...I don't normally watch the show...I watch something else and go to it during commercials but this year I watched and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot. There were some boring moments but not too many.