Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane boosts TV ratings

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 17:34


This year's Oscars attracted a US TV audience of 40.3 million, a million more than tuned in to 2012's broadcast.

the show - hosted by Seth MacFarlane, creator of hit TV cartoon Family Guy - drew the largest Oscar audience for three years.

Last year's show, hosted by comic Billy Crystal, was seen by 39.3 million, while 2011's was seen by 37.6 million.

Argo won best picture at this year's event, while Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for a record third time.