- The Academy Awards telecast attracted roughly 18.7 million U.S. television viewers, 12% up from last year.
- The show celebrated a rebound in moviegoing, with several of the nominees being box office hits.
- Sunday's awards were the subject of 27.4 million interactions on social media and were the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter.
TV ratings for Sunday's Oscars rise to 18.7 million
The Academy Awards telecast on Sunday attracted roughly 18.7 million U.S. TV viewers, up 12% from last year. It was the subject of 27.4 million social media interactions.