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Academy Awards Viewership on ABC Slides 8.6% From Year Earlier

February 27, 2012

The Academy Awards averaged 34.4 million viewers last night on Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s ABC, an 8.6 percent decline from last year, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Holdings NV supplied by Fox, a rival TV network.

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