Billy Crystal may have received mixed reviews on his hosting job for the 2012 Oscars, but the ratings say otherwise. Preliminary ratings for the Oscars ceremony shows a slight increase from last year.
According to Reuters, an average of 39.3 million people watched the Academy Awards compared to 37.6 million last year.
Since 2007, Billy's show had the second largest audience!
James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted last year in hopes of drawing in a younger demographic and the show reportedly retained that audience.
So, do you think the show has Billy to credit for the ratings increase?