39.3 million people watched the Oscars last night, which is up 4% from last year's insufferable telecast hosted by James Franco and a Vaseline smile with legs named Anne Hathaway. This year's show added 1.4 million viewers and is also the second highest rated telecast since 2007. Not too shabby.
Still the Grammys clocked in 39.9 million for its telecast on February 12. That's probably because the Grammys have done the smart thing and gotten rid of all the boring awards and just have the world's most famous pop stars (and girlfriend beaters) perform extravagant production numbers. Good strategy.
This is the first time that the Grammys has outranked the Oscars since 1984. While it only scored 600,000 more viewers, it had a 14.1 rating amount the 18-49 year old demographic that advertisers crave (because their souls taste better) compared to the Oscars' 11.7. Just like the host of the show and most of the winners, turns out only old people care about movies.
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