Based on the ratings from Nielsen’s overnight numbers from 56 large markets, the telecast, hosted by
The overnights last year, when
The numbers will change when the full national ratings are tabulated and released Tuesday, but the average figuring in smaller markets tends to be lower than the overnight number.
Last year's Oscars telecast delivered a household rating of 24.7 and averaged 43.7 million viewers when the final numbers were in. The rating among viewers in the 18-to 49 demographic was 13.1.