Sunday Ratings: Oscar Telecast Sees Big Gains

The Oscars saw big gains this year.The show  grew its overall audience for the 2nd straight year (+3%) and surged 11% in Adults 18-49 (13.0 rating vs. 11.7 rating) to its best numbers since 2010. Also, it’s 18-34 rating saw a 20% gain, probably thanks to the presence of host, Seth MacFarlane.  Over 40 million tuned in to watch the Oscars last night. The Red Carpet pre-show numbers were not too shabby either.  More HERE.

Via TVByTheNumbers

According to ABC, the Oscars earned a 13.0 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30 to 11:40PM . Last year’s telecast scored a 11.7 adults 18-49.

The only original running against the Oscars was The Amazing Race, which earned a series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

7:00 PM

ABC The Oscars: Red Carpet Live! 5.0 15 19.343
CBS 60 Minutes -R 1.3 4 8.270
FOX Bob’s Burgers -R 1.0 3 2.345
NBC Dateline NBC -R 0.8 2 4.084

7:30PM

ABC The Oscars: Red Carpet Live! 6.7 18 23.833
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 1.1 3 2.606

8:00 PM

ABC The Oscars: Red Carpet Live! 9.2 23 31.462
CBS The Amazing Race 1.8 4 6.774
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.6 4 3.506
NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers -R 0.8 2 3.450

8:30 PM

ABC 85th Academy Awards (8:30-11:40PM) 13.0 28 40.300
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 1.4 3 2.934
NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers -R 0.8 2 2.967

9:00PM

FOX Family Guy -R 1.5 3 3.133
CBS The Mentalist -R 0.7 2 4.438
NBC Saturday Night Live in the 2000’s -R (9-11PM) 0.8 2 1.949

9:30PM

FOX American Dad -R 1.3 3 2.705

10:00 PM

CBS The Good Wife-R 0.6 1 3.293

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