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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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  • kim

    I only watched it because off Hugh Jackman. I was not dissapointed!!!
    He did a great job. As i thought he would.!! I only wished i’d seen him more on stage

  • kim

    I only watched it because off Hugh Jackman. I was not dissapointed!!!
    He did a great job. As i thought he would.!! I only wished i’d seen him more on stage

  • Not fooled

    Beyonce was lip synching…watch, it’ll come out that she was.

  • http://ATTyahoo annette

    I watched the awards to see the” Charismatic ” Zac and Vanessa. I thought it was one of the best Academy shows in probably 10 years. The only problem was the length of time Zac and Miss “V” were asked to perform.–Not nearly enough for such talented people!! Hey, we need Disney in charge of the Musical numbers, maybe then we can enjoy the duo who made 350 Million for the INDUSTRY!! That speaks loud and clear what the paying public like to see on Oscar Night!! Zac and Vanessa can dance the shoes off anyone on that stage!!

  • shaun

    The dance number was the best part of the oscars. It is about time that those in charge came around to the real world. Beyonce clearly was the best the best singer in the preformance. Those hsm kids and moma mia kids sure could learn a thing or two . Now that is how you are suppose to sing. Hugh was good also. Beyonce cleary stole the show there. Keep is up Beyonce would like to see more of you . You are the best.


    I thought they were amazing. Before I was dreading them but it’s something that you just have to watch. I enjoyed them!

  • Ezri

    Hugh Jackman was great. He was the only reason I decided to watch it. I was annoyed by a constant attention to Brangelina. She looked like she is above all, and Brad got a nomination for what?
    I would survive without those young additions. Pattison can´t act and now, he showed he can´t even present anything.
    But, as much as I hate Highschool musical, I like musical generally and I think the musical number was, from the most part, very good.
    I missed spots of actors in their nominated roles. It was clever, to let present the previous Oscar winners (I was really suprised when they appeared for the first time) but nobody probably saw all nominated movies.
    And Anne Hathaway is cool :-)
    And Hugh was the best! But I would love to see him more next time, he deserves it

  • kimilykaye

    Steve Martin should host the Oscars next year. Hugh was voted the sexiest man of the year but that doesn’t mean he can sing and dance. I loved the duct-tape and the recycled/recession theme of the props in his numbers, though. As for the musical is back, it really is, but shoving it down our throats isn’t an advertisement for it.

    Really, the musicals of the year were more hinged on the music than on the acting and script-writing…the mamma mia girl has a bit of a goat bleat in her vibrato, her co-star was more of anextra and the high school musical kids should not have been showcased because they aren’t even close to being oscar material! Maybe someday those 4 will be, but this is not the MTV Video Awards…

    Endnote: Showcase real talent, please, instead of going for ratings. Anne, Kate, Meryl, Amy, Sean, Penelope, etc…that’s where it’s at.

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