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Last night, Seth MacFarlane joked that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would be asked to be Oscar hosts next year, but based on the ratings, the Academy might want the Family Guy boss back again!
The 2013 Oscars brought in 40.3 million viewers, up from the 2012 Oscars' (hosted by Billy Crystal) 39.3 million.
The broadcast hasn't broke 40 million viewers since 2010, when Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin pulled double hosting duty.
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So how did MacFarlane and his Jewish jokes fare in comparison to notable previous Oscar hosts? Let's take a look:
- Billy Crystal (1998): 57.3 million
- David Letterman (1995): 48.9 million
- Billy Crystal (2000): 46.5 million
- Whoopi Goldberg (1994): 46.3 million
- Billy Crystal (1993): 45.9 million
- Whoopi Goldberg (1999): 45.6 million
- Billy Crystal (1992): 44.4 million
- Billy Crystal (2004): 43.6 million
- No host (1970): 43.4 million
- Donald O'Connor and Fredric March (1954): 43 million
- Steve Martin (2001): 42.9 million
- Billy Crystal (1991): 42.8 million
- No host (1989): 42.8 million
- Chris Rock (2005): 42.2 million
- Chevy Chase (1988): 42 million
- Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (2010): 41.6 million
- Billy Crystal (1997): 40.8 million
- Whoopi Goldberg (2002): 40.5 million
- Seth MacFarlane (2013): 40.3 million
- Billy Crystal (1990): 40.2 million
- Bob Hope and Conrad Nagel (1953): 40 million
- Ellen DeGeneres (2007): 39.9 million
- Billy Crystal (2012): 39.3 million
- James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011): 37.6 million
- Hugh Jackman (2009): 36.9 million
He fell short of Billy Crystal's Titanic-sized ratings in 1998, but surpassed the likes of James Franco, Anne Hathaway, Ellen DeGeneres and Hugh Jackman.
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