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Oscars Ratings On The Rise

Oscars Ratings On The Rise

Preliminary ratings show that the 2009 Oscars are up 6 percent over last year, which pulled in its smallest audience ever with 32 million viewers.

NY, LA and Chicago were the markets with the highest Oscars ratings. The always charming Hugh Jackman hosted the evening’s events, impressing the audience with his singing and dancing skills. He was accompanied on stage by Anne Hathaway in the opening number and later in the evening by Beyonce, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried.

Watch the big Oscars performance: MUSICALS ARE BACK!

WHAT DID YOU THINK of the Oscars last night???

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109 Responses to “Oscars Ratings On The Rise”

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  1. 1
    'Mandise Says:

    Hugh Jackman made it special and hot! <33

  2. 2
    Jacqui Says:

    Loved it!

  3. 3
    indiesr Says:

    If I’m being totally honest, I only watched last night to see Rob Pattison and Brad & Angie (as usual). It wasnt a bad show, Anne has an amazing voice, I was quite surprised. But I wished I had more views of Rob and Brangelina…I also thought it was funny how they switched to Angie when Jen was presenting…Jen looked very uncomfortable.

  4. 4
    candy. Says:

    I watched mainly for Brad and Angelina (even when the camera spanned the audience, I would look for them and always found them!). I just saw Changeling on Sat. night and wow, Angelina really has good acting chops, she deserved all the accolodates and noms for that role.

    Found Hugh Jackman likeable, but not as entertaining as I thought he would be. Found some of the presenters like Sarah Jessica and Jennifer Aniston not worthy yet of being there (would have preferred Julia Roberts or Sandra Bulloch or Camera Diaz, real movie stars, not tv wannabes who happen to be lucky with one hit movie).

  5. 5
    I give it 3 0ut of 5 Says:

    Very clever movie-making format. Beyonce in tights and corsett… real tacky. Actors praising actors … kinda sweet, a little over-kill, like each one is the greatest person AND actor in the world.

  6. 6
    ms. scarlett Says:

    When will they stop taking up an entire evening of tv for this crap??? With all the other problems in the country right now, why should we indulge these people who simply have to memorize lines with little gold statues of naked men?

  7. 7
    nicole Says:

    GREAT… he IS the sexiest man Alive!!!

  8. 8
    who? Says:

    I watched it because of Hugh Jackman… what a man *drools*

  9. 9
    Suz Says:

    Loved the new flavor to the show. Specially the part of having 5 past winners presenting the 5 nominees. Hugh Jackman did a superb job.

  10. 10
    who? Says:

    ms. scarlett you need to take a break, and forget about the problems for a while ^_^ don’t need to freak about this

  11. 11
    OH MY Says:

    Horrible krap

  12. 12
    candy. Says:

    Found the past winners presenting the new nominees different, but a bit too long and thought it would have been better if the past nominee was tied into the winner somehow (like had played in a movie with them or had some kind of connection), because it seemed so random.

    SJP is so annoying, all cutesie little girly when she talks. Jennifer Aniston looked out of place and nervous and why shouldn’t she, it was obviously a PR ploy cuz why the heck would she present (when she has never been in an Oscar worthy movie or had a nomination) on this night of all night, when Brad and Angie were nominated??? That smells of loving an wanting the attention.

  13. 13
    loyal Says:

    I thought Jackman did fine, but I really only watched to see Brad and Angelina, as I am sure many did. Was very disappointed that the Oscars followed the same old same old, was hoping for some new winners. Saw Slumdogs and was not that impressed. Thought the presenters left a lot to be desired. Loved the presenting for best actors, tho!

  14. 14
    jess Says:

    I liked the Oscars. They are still too long though. The actors stepping out when they spoke of the nominees got old by the end of the show… I was thinking “just give the award already!” Unlike Candy, I thought that the presenters were appropriate, who better to present for costume than SJP? And Jen Aniston has more than one hit movie… Bruce Almighty, Marley and Me, He’s just not that into you… I personally loved Derailed…

  15. 15
    tom Says:

    I watched for Vanessa and Zac. The ratings went up because the younger crowd. It wasn’t b/c of Brad/ Angelina because they have always gone to the award shows. It was the Zac/ Vanessa fans.

  16. 16
    zanessafan4eva17 Says:

    i loved the oscars last night i only really watched to see hugh jackman and zac and vanessa though did you guys read that chicago was one of cities with the highest oscar ratings i’m not surprised me and all my friends were watching the oscars last night i wonder did we contribute to the high ratings lol
    the oscars rocked

  17. 17
    stefanie Says:

    I didn’t watch because I love Hugh Jackman, but I knew it was going to be this song and dance fest that I would hate.

    So, instead, I will read what you guys think of the show. It sounded like it was a hot mess. But not because of Hugh Jackman. Hugh is perfect *s*

  18. 18
    Fio Says:

    The opening act was FANTASTIC. Anne Hathaway rules!

    The musical part was good with Zac & Vanessa. But Beyonce ruined it. She didn’t have any chemistry with Hugh on stage and she gave the same boring performances she does everywhere.

  19. 19
    britney blah Says:

    The Brangelina Mayeriston “catfight” was a total let down!

  20. 20
    shoes4life Says:

    I never watch any of these award shows but since Brad & Angelina were nominated, my interest was peaked. I watched the whole show and it was cool. I did like seeing the prev. Oscar winners presenting the top awards. Hugh (with his HOT self) did a nice job and the stage was very nice. Brad & Angelina were like the King & Queen of the ball, very poised, elegant, & beautiful as always.

    I did think Beyonce looked kind of bottom heavy in her dance outfit, was I the only one?

    By the way I laughed something silly at Anne’s Richard Nixon impression, totally unexpected!

  21. 21
    SOPHIE Says:

    Thought it was a great show…loved the new format!
    Hugh Jackson was one of the “Best Host” in a long time…
    Loved all the dancing and signing…Musicals are back, and what
    a great pick of a host! Beyonce was wonderful!
    I AM A OSCAR FAN…IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE NIGHTS!

  22. 22
    jess Says:

    Surprisingly, my favorite part of the show was when the guy who wrote Milk won. I thought it was the most touching, and 2nd to it was when Kate won. Brad & Angie were a let down to me, he still has that horrid mustache and she’s still wearing black dresses… errr.

  23. 23
    lisa rose Says:

    where is leo dicaprio pics from the oscar? he was there last night?

  24. 24
    sarah says Says:

    If Michael Douglas was on stage why not ask Catherine Zeta Jones
    to do it. Why do Grease ,”Your the one I want” That had nothing to do
    with the Oscars. The Musical segment is meant for Oscar nominees
    And how tacky was Vanessa and Zac ..Why not have Hugh do his numbers with Beyonce who thought she was with Obama. At Last
    what the hell does that have to do with this. And Benji Button was
    cornball too

  25. 25
    smakris Says:

    was Beyonce really needed? NO!

    Who does she sleep with and she is all over the place?

    Okay shes got talent (personally I don’t agree) but there are so many beautyful famous girls with talent.

    I’d rather see drunk Britney in there

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