facebook
twitter
search
search

Average of 40.3 million viewers watched Oscars in U.S.

Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sunday night's Oscars telecast drew an average audience of 40.3 million total viewers in the United States, ABC said Monday.

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane served as host of the event, which ran for more than 3 1/2 hours.

"Argo" was declared Best Picture and "Life of Pi" director Ang Lee Best Director.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar for his work in "Lincoln" and Jennifer Lawrence took home the Best Actress statuette for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook."

About 39.3 million tuned in for the 2012 edition of the prize presentation when Billy Crystal served as emcee and the silent black-and-white film "The Artist" bagged the top prize.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dead at 43
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer stun in 'Mockingjay - Part 2' posters
Russell Wilson, girlfriend Ciara practicing abstinence
Ben Affleck breaks Twitter silence