Kinda figured, but still, here is the proof:
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Preliminary results from Walt Disney Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!dis/quotes/nls/dis (DIS 33.11, -0.11, -0.33%) released Monday show that ratings for Sunday night’s Oscar telecast were up sharply. Disney’s ABC network, which broadcast the awards show, said 56 markets indicated that the ceremony received a 26.5 household rating, which gauges the total number of televisions watching, and a 40 share, or the percentage of households with their sets turned on captured by the telecast. Disney says ratings monitor A.C. Nielsen has changed its methodology, but the numbers indicate a sharp increase from last year’s 20.6 rating with 31 share. Additional figures are due out late today.
When a popular film is nominated for Oscars, not to mention a popular actress like Sandra Bullock, people will come, Ray.