|Ellen helps bring HUGE Oscar ratings! Most watched telecast in 10 years|
The preliminary numbers are in for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Host Ellen DeGeneres helped bring in a staggering number of viewers. 43 million viewers watched the telecast last night as 12 Years A Slave took home the Oscar for Best Picture. That’s the biggest non-sports rating since the Friends finale in 2004, which was watched by 52.46 million viewers.
Not only did the 2014 Oscars burn up the viewers charts, it broke the Twitter charts too! There were 11.2 million tweets about the Oscars last night, which was up 75% over last year. Ellen’s live Oscar selfie also broke the record for the most retweeted photo in history.
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