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Oscar Ratings Hit 5-Year High

41.3M viewers tune in, highest since 2005
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2010 4:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Last night's Oscar telecast attracted more viewers than the awards extravaganza has drawn in the last 5 years. Some 41.3 million viewers tuned in to see The Hurt Locker triumph over Avatar, compared to 36.3 for the 2009 show. The all-time high for Oscar viewership also involved James Cameron—55.2 million saw him declare himself "king of the world" as he accepted the Best Picture award for Titanic in 1998, Broadcasting & Cable reports.
(Read more The Hurt Locker stories.)

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