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Oscars telecast posts big ratings bump

Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars at the Dolby

Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) Credit: AP

The vox populi has spoken and what is said is loud and clear — we loved the 86th annual Oscars telecast, or at least we watched the 86th annual Oscars telecast .?.?. It was seen by an average 43 million viewers, up three million from last year and a 10-year record. Here are the relevant stats...via ABC:

ABC’s “The Oscars” marked its most-watched telecast in since 2004. In addition, the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted show was up in adults 18-34 to a 7-year high (+1% — 11.4 rating vs. 11.3 rating), in teens 12-17 to a 3-year high (+8% — 6.8 rating vs. 6.3 rating) and in kids 2-11 to an 8-year high (+9% — 3.5 rating vs. 3.2 rating) — since 2007, 2011 and 2006, respectively.


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