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.


  • networkman

    12.1 Most of the movies nominated this year are big box office hits. Argo, Lincoln, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Les Miserables and even Silver Linings Playbook all grossed over 100 million dollars. I think even Zero Dark Thirty is close to that mark. Alot of people are interested in Seth and then having Adele perform should bring in more viewers.

  • Hugh


    There’s more good movies this year


    And ADELE sings “Skyfall”


  • Sammy

    I’ll be re-watching some POI episodes on my dvr instead.

  • tv_viewer

    I underestimated the rating last year because there were no “male friendly” blockbusters last year among the nominated movies for Best Picture. Billy Crystal really created interest last year. I believe Seth MacFarlane will bring in Ted fans but won’t help with older viewers that Billy Crystal attracted. He also has help from more popular movies than The Artist ($44.7 million in North America) being nominated this year.

    The 81st Academy Awards had Heath Ledger winning posthumously an Academy Award for The Dark Knight. In 2009 the Academy Awards rated a 12.4. I will be optimistic and predict a 12.3 rating for the 85th Academy Awards.

  • DenverDean

    Funny how all the ABC Sunday night bingo excuses come out, but somehow TWD will have aired two of its first three episodes for 3B and still outrate any single episode of the ABC dramas for the past few years.

  • Melissa


    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.

    I agree with your overall point, but just nitpicking. This year’s Golden Globe Awards, while up significantly from last year’s 5.0, got a 6.4, which is not in striking distance of the 8.0 Ekras predicted.

  • rob60990

    TWD outrates every drama on tv the past few years so whats your point? ^

  • a p garcia

    Given that the show is moving so slow, I’ve turned the channel

  • catlover

    Sorry for stealing your thunder. I actually was gonna say about those 6 movies making $100 million too, but I thought somebody else would point that out. lol

    Ummm… last year only ONE best picture nominee that made more than $100 million (The Help). This year, there are SIX, with Zero Dark Thirty getting so close. In fact, I think this is the first year that more than 5 best picture nominees making that mark.

  • HalCapone

    Adele was the weakest live performer–not just her best song. Seth MacFarlane probably won’t be invited back to host; he was mediocre and mostly forgettable at best.

    Adele was the weakest live performer–not just her best song but she was as cheeky (in Brit-speak) and genuine as ever. Seth MacFarlane probably (hopefully) won’t be invited back to host. The opening sketch with Captain Kirk was interminable and not funny. The singing performances, Adele notwithstanding, were the best I have ever seen on the Oscars. Overall, not the best Oscars and not the worst–just okay. I still maintain low 12’s for the ratings.

  • Layton

    I thought Macfarlane was funny but he won’t be invited back because he is very critical to people kind of like Ricky Gervais. It was still miles better than 2 years ago and probably on par on last year.

  • Layton

    @Mellisa Okay I was just wrong there, thought it was higher than that. Still the Globes do about half of the Oscars. The Grammys don’t even come close. I can’t see anything less than a 11.5 tomorrow, but I think it will get around a 12.0

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    They’re gonna be up, if I’m not mistaken 4 or 5 nominated pictures grossed more than 100 million dollars and it’s the first time it’s ever happened, also Adele performing, etc. Every year posters say, I know a lot of people who won’t watch and it still gets monster ratings.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    I wasn’t clear enough, I’m not mistaken about the fact they grossed more than 100 million dollars, I don’t remember if they were either 4 or 5.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    6, I stand corrected, LOL.

  • Just Desserts


    Because of Adele and Jennifer Lawrence is hot. :)

    The Walking Dead ratings are going to be interesting.

  • D.S

    Ill go with 11.8,but never gonna watch it.

  • KarenM

    It was meh. The only people who really deserved to win was Day-Lewis and maybe Ang Lee. Jennifer Lawrence…really? Argo was just okay.

  • Ben

    The lame opening bit with Willam Shatner as Capt Kirk telling Seth MacFarlane he was a lousy host was not funny. The show got better as it went along, but, the tribute to James Bond was an over rated bunch of clips with Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger (a great song that was not nominated for an Academy Award). Overall the program was good with a few dud moments. It should have done very well in the ratings.

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