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E! Oscar Red Carpet Coverage Rises 8%

E!'s Live from the Red
Carpet: The 2013 Academy Awards
averaged nearly 3.7 million total viewers
on Sunday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., up 3% from 2012's special, according to Nielsen

The telecast, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana
Rancic, was the most-watched Oscars red carpet coverage in network history. It
also drew 1.9 million adults 18-49, up 8% over 2012 its largest showing in the
key demo in 11 years.

While final ratings are yet to be released, ABC's telecast
of the 85th Academy Awards was also up 19% in the key demo in
preliminary ratings.