Huffpost TV

Oscar Ratings: Viewers Rise to 40.3 Million With Seth MacFarlane As Host

Posted: Updated:
Oscar ratings rise with Seth MacFarlane as host. | A.M.P.A.S./Matt Brown

NEW YORK -- The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show.

The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years. Last year's show, when "The Artist" won best picture, had an audience of 39.3 million people. After bringing in "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane as host this year, ABC saw an 11 percent ratings boost over 2012 among viewers ages 18 to 49 years old.

The Academy Awards exceeded 40 million viewers four times in the previous 10 years.

The Oscars regained its traditional status as most-watched awards show, after the Grammy Awards topped it last year.

Also on The Huffington Post

2013 Oscars
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Some critics skewer MacFarlane, but Oscars' ratings up

OSCARS: ABC's Broadcast Up From Last Year In Early Ratings

3 Reasons Why The Oscar Ratings Are Up

Oscar ratings up nationally, down locally

TV Ratings: E! News Oscar Red Carpet Coverage Up From 2012

ABC's 2013 "The Oscars" is TV's Most Watched Entertainment Telecast in 3 Years

Oscar audience numbers are up