43 million watched the Oscars, the highest since 2004

03.03.14 4 years ago

43 million watched the Oscars, the highest since 2004
Ellen”s Oscars was up over Seth MacFarlane”s gig, which attracted 40.5 million. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel was up 22% from last year.

Twitter engineers weren”t thrilled with Ellen”s Oscar selfie stunt
“Oh f*ck,” one Twitter engineer was quoted as saying. Another tweeted: “<GULP>.”

“House of Cards” got one of the most enthusiastic responses during the Oscars
The reaction to Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood just goes to show how popular a TV show could be among a film crowd.

Chelsea Handler criticized for promoting her African safari travelogue while congratulating Lupita Nyong”o
Handler used a single Huffington Post tweet to congratulate the “12 Years a Slave” star on her Oscar and to promote her book “Uganda Be Kidding Me.”

Meet “The Black Bachelor”
Funny or Die”s spoof features Tatyana Ali, plus Terrell Owens in the Chris Harrison role.

Why was the Jim Parsons-hosted “SNL” so bad?
Was it the lack of Seth Meyers? Or did “The Big Bang Theory” star lack versatility?

VH1 orders “Suave Says,” starring the singer of “Rico Suave”
The reality show will follow Latin singer Gerardo Mejía as he passes the music torch to his children.

“Game of Thrones”” Iron Throne makes a cameo on “Parks and Rec”
Watch Ben Wyatt”s dream come true.

Don Draper”s “Mad Men” secretary joins LeBron James” Starz comedy
Teyonah Parris will be part of “Survivor”s Remorse,” an NBA-themed comedy.

Jimmy Fallon”s brings his “Tonight Show” to a living room for a Time Warner Cable ad
Fallon managed to fit his desk and The Roots in this guy”s living room.

FCC fines ESPN several cable channels for playing a movie trailer that used Emergency Alert Sounds
Viacom, ESPN and NBC Universal were fined for playing the ad for “Olympus Has Fallen.”

“New Girl”s” Max Greenfield is Ellen”s guest DJ today
He”s working her live Oscar show.

Watch Patton Oswalt”s opening monologue at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
The day after Oswalt tweeted: “Yeah, I'm gonna Live-Tweet the #Oscars. As a wiser, humbler Tweeter who knows how hard it is to host an awards show. Seriously.”

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