[TV] Ellen DeGeneres Brings In Better Ratings As Oscar Host Than Seth MacFarlane
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.03.2014
Early preliminary numbers...
TV Line reports that the preliminary numbers for the Academy Awards are in and Ellen DeGenres brought in better ratings for her second try as host than Seth MacFarlane. In fact, it was the best preliminary numbers since 2005 when Chris Rock hosted.
Based on Nielsen's Household Metered Market ratings, the ceremony brought in a 27.9 Household rating/41 share, up seven percent from last year's 26.1/41. The numbers are about even with DeGeneres' first time hosting at 27.7/42. It remains to be seen if it managed to beat MacFarlane's 40.3 million viewers from last year.