Oscars draws 10-year high TV audience

oscarThis weekend’s Oscars Ceremony was watched by 43 million people in the US, the Academy Awards’ biggest audience for a decade.

US network ABC’s audience was 3 million up on the 40 million people who tuned in last year, according to Nielsen.

As well as being the biggest Oscars audience since 43.5 million people watched in 2004, it was the highest-rating US entertainment programme since the finale of NBC’s Friends, also in 2004, seen by 52.5 million people.

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