Predict the Ratings for the Oscars - Poll

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February 24th, 2013

It's Oscar Sunday! There are lots of sites where you can vote for who you think will win. Here, we let you vote for what you think the ratings for the telecast will be. This year's nominees are a blend of studio hits and critically acclaimed independent films. First time host Seth MacFarlane could be appealing to younger viewers -- though he may turn off Oscar traditionalists. Last year's telecast scored a 11.7 adults 18-49 rating . Two years ago the Oscars earned a 11.8 adults 18-49 rating. So how do you think tonight;s show will fare?  Make your predictions.


  • Bee

    adele is performing. which means hello ratings rise :)

  • POIFanatic

    I hope it’ll get a new low just because Seth is hosting and Mark Boal (nothing against him) got the nod over Kathryn Bigelow.

  • TV Addict

    What about The Walking Dead? Did the Oscars go up against it last year? If yes, then The Oscars should do really well tonight. If no, I’d expect a significant drop.

  • Justin121

    The Academy FLOPS

    The Oscflop

  • HalCapone

    Isn’t Adele yesterday’s news?

  • freya

    I don’t think I will, since we know who will win in the best actress category . Oscar will follow other award giving body’s decision on whose going to win so enjoy the show. I will watch Honey Bobo instead, at least I’ll be entertain by their latest unpredictable follies.

  • Paul

    I say 12.0 18-19 and 40.0 viewers

  • Shawn


  • aiden

    @HalCapone jajajaj u wish

  • a p garcia

    Drudge Report says it is in line to be one of the longest ever(probaly greater than 4 hours), so I will say it will be down 30% over last year.

  • John

    The Oscars will be 10% down because they have strong competition from The Walking Dead.

  • Lane

    Adele, Argo, Lincoln and Silver linings will bring some viewers I say 12.3

  • John

    I voted 11.9-12.0
    With movies like Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables earning millions of dollars, I think a lot more people will tune in compared to last year where the biggest movie was like The Help. Also, Seth MacFarlane hosting and Adele and the cast of Les Miserable performing won’t hurt

  • Mark


    Best Picture Winner: Argo

  • Mark


    Last year, 4 best picture nominees made over 100 million(blockbuster status). This year, 5 have. Not much of a difference. Last year it was widely expected for The Artist to sweep the awards. A lot of the categories are much tighter this year.

  • 728huey

    While some of the awards look predictable, there is more buzz for some of the movies nominated this year, which is considerably better than last year. For the most part, other than The Help, most causal moviegoers could have cared less for the movies nominated. That’s not the case this year, as you have crowd pleasers in Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables plus the controversy of Zero Dark Thirty. On that alone, the ratings should be higher this year, but they’re not going to pull the numbers they did when Titanic or the Lord of the Rings trilogy were up for Best Picture.

  • Ekras

    I’m guessing an 8.0 – there were very few good movies this year, and a lot of people just don’t care anymore….

  • Douglas from Brazil

    CBS is smart not airing originals episodes of its scripted dramas tonight.Maybe ABC should learn with them.But no,ABC never learns!

  • Layton

    @John I am pretty sure it faced the Walking Dead last year and it didn’t make a difference. Most of the people who watch the Oscars don’t really watch the Walking Dead and with DVRs and stuff others will just watch it later. I imagine Walking Dead’s numbers will be down.

  • Layton

    @Ekras that would be worse than the Grammys and Golden Globes. The Oscars are the kings of the award shows and no way it would sink that low. And this year had bigger movies and more interest with Argo/Lincoln/SLP compared to last year where The Artist was a heavy favorite.

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