Oscars Rule Sunday for ABC
ABC averaged a 20.1 rating/30 share in primetime, with those numbers subject to change because of the live broadcast.
The Oscars also gave ABC a big win among adults 18-49, with the network scoring an 11.7 rating. FOX, 4.1, came in second. CBS was third at 2.1, followed by NBC, 1.6, and The CW, 0.8.
ABC led off the night with
A red-carpet special, 19.7/29, and the start of the Academy Awards, 24.0/34, increased ABC's lead at 8 p.m. CBS moved into second with "
The Oscars, hosted by
At 10 p.m., the Oscars dipped a bit to 22.1/35. CBS took second with a
On Saturday, "Dateline" and