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Last night, joked that Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey would be asked to be Oscar hosts next year, but based on the ratings, the Academy might want the Amy Poehler Family Guy boss back again!
The 2013 Oscars brought in 40.3 million viewers, up from the 2012 Oscars' (hosted by
) 39.3 million. Billy Crystal
The broadcast hasn't broke 40 million viewers since 2010, when
and Steve Martin pulled double hosting duty. Alec Baldwin
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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 (1995): 48.9 million David Letterman Billy Crystal (2000): 46.5 million (1994): 46.3 million Whoopi Goldberg 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 (2005): 42.2 million Chris Rock 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 (2007): 39.9 million Ellen DeGeneres Billy Crystal (2012): 39.3 million and James Franco (2011): 37.6 million Anne Hathaway (2009): 36.9 million Hugh Jackman
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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