4 out of ten people watching television programming watched the Oscars, the best performance in ten years. According to Nielsen's local overnights, which measure viewership in 56 of the nation's largest markets, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards averaged roughly a 26.5 household rating/40 share from 8:30 to 11:39 p.m. ET (when the final national commercial aired), up nicely from last year's 22.9/36.
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