Ratings: ABC's Oscars Dominate as CBS, NBC, and Fox Tie for Third

Ratings: ABC's Oscars Dominate as CBS, NBC, and Fox Tie for Third

Univision broke up the so-called “Big 4” networks with a second-place finish on Sunday

ABC dominated Sunday with its Oscars coverage, leaving a 3-way tie for third place in its wake.

Univision broke up the so-called “Big 4” networks’ party with a second-place finish.

ABC was first in ratings with a 10.2/26 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 35.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Though due to the live nature of the awards ceremony, the numbers are approximate. More reliable data will be released shortly.

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However, for now, ABC's Oscars Red Carpet arrivals at 7 earned a 5.3/16 and 21.4 million viewers. At 7:30, the continued coverage received a 6.8/19 and 25.7 million viewers. At 8, the carpet got a 9.1/23 and 33.3 million viewers. The awards show itself at 8:30 had a 12.1/29 — which is flat with last year — and 40.2 million viewers.

Univision was second in ratings with a 1.2/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.1 million.

In third place was a three-way tie between the rest of the so-called “Big 4” networks: CBS, NBC and Fox, each with a 1.0/2. CBS was second in viewers with 5.4 million. NBC was third with 3.7 million. Fox was fifth with 2.3 million, airing entirely reruns.

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For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 p.m. had a 1.4/4 — down 31 percent — and 9.2 million viewers. “The Amazing Race” at 8 got a 1.5/4 — tying a series low — and 6 million viewers. Repeats followed.

For NBC, “Dateline” at 7 received a 0.9/2 and 4.2 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Telemundo was six in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 919,000.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Prisoners and Captain Phillips should have won more and been nominated.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    If you want to create jobs you need to make this a business friendly
    environment. How do you do this? You curtail Sarbanes Oxley, the EPA,
    Dodd/Frank, lower taxes, and cut out other job killing regulations. If you want
    businesses to create jobs, this is what you do. Why do think you businesses are
    going to hire in America when you are attacking them every day? Obama is
    assailing the private sector every day, Obama does not understand profits and
    he does not understand how businesses work. This is why 15 million black people
    are unemployed and they deserve to be because they continue to vote for tax and
    spend liberals.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists
    calculate Two UCLA economists say
    they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years,
    and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President
    Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    I would rather watch Ax Man. That is what I watched.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for
    a lifetime” New White House Proverb: Give a man a welfare check, a free
    cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps,
    section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, 5 years of unemployment
    checks, free meds, and they will vote for Democrats the rest of their
    life…even after they are deceased.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Clinton said this economy could not be fixed in 4 years giving Obama a pass.
    Wrong. A liberal could not fix it in 2 centuries, I could fix it 2 days or 2
    weeks, give or take.

    To get this country back at 3-5% growth rate and 5% unemployment rate, it is
    real simple. We need to:

    taxes, possibly move to a flat tax (18%) or a more simpler tax code

    and gut the IRS

    Sarbanes Oxley

    Dodd/Frank bill

    Obamacare (allow for more competition and pass a tort reform bill)

    health care

    social security (increase age in states and stop at age 72) and bolster social
    security (make sure it is not about to run out of money)

    the EPA which is just killing jobs and economic activity

    the Dept. of Energy and Interior (new leadership)

    off shore, open more lands for non-wasted use, become energy efficient

    the Keystone pipeline bill


    the wall along our Southern Border

    Iran and Russia over Iranian nuclear sites (take out Iran’s leadership)

    almost all of our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan (help Afghanistan develop
    that tritium deposit and keep hundreds of drones flying over Afghanistan and
    Iraq too)

    troops out of Germany and Italy and everywhere else they do not need them to be
    and have them live and train on American soil

    South Korea to pay us to keep our troops there

    Japan pay us to keep our troops there (or ask China to pay us to keep our
    troops there) ; Bolster position in Hawaii

    all federal wages across the board, cut benefits and pensions for all federal