The 85th Annual Academy Awards delivered a 12.1 rating/28 share in the key
18-49 demographic from 8:30-11 p.m., according to the early numbers. The show
had 37 million viewers.
The telecast ran until midnight on the East Coast, so full numbers were not
yet available. And numbers for live events often change slightly as more
information rolls in.
Combined with red-carpet coverage, which was up slightly from last year, ABC
easily took first place in ratings with a 10.1/25 and in total viewers with 32.4
Fox, which ran repeats throughout the night, drew second place in ratings and
third in total viewers with a 1.3/3 and 2.9 million.
CBS took third place in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.1/3 and
5.7 million. "The Amazing Race," which was the only show to offer competition to
the Oscars in the way of original programming, fell off 28 percent from last
week's season premiere, hitting a series low of 1.8/4 and took in 6.8 million
total viewers. The network aired reruns throughout the remainder of its
NBC, which ran repeats throughout the night, shared fourth place in ratings
with Univision, taking a 0.8/2 and took fourth place outright in total viewers
with 2.8 million, compared to Univision's 2.3 million.
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What ever happened with people being able to joke around? Everybody seems to get offended way too easily. That's part of the problem with America, everybody is ME, ME, ME all the time. Everyone is so selfish. Seth Macfarlane is hilarious, and I'm sure he worked hard to make everybody laugh! Appreciate humor in life, or you will be miserable! If his jokes offended you, then maybe you need to take a look at improving yourself and work on your self esteem. Life is way too short to be wandering around this earth with a poor attitude all the time.
Seth is very good, what you don't allow for is a different tact on humor. He is not the same as other comedians. He will push boundaries and you just don't win all of those. I actually think his comedy demands a little more intelligence out of the viewer. That's probably why your complaining.
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