February 26th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the Oscars has been hotly contested, but for ABC the decision to hire him was a win.
The Oscars was watched by an average of 40.3 million on Sunday, with a higher percentage of those tuning in being in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.
According to the network, it saw an 11 percent increase in that demo, and a 3 percent increase in viewership overall. All told, the 2013 Oscars was the second most-watched edition since 2005.
It's not a surprise that MacFarlane, creator of comedies like "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show," also brought in a higher volume of guys under 35 - the network saw a 34 percent increase in that demo. In adults under 35 overall, there was a 20 percent increase.
Yet while the ratings are positive, the reviews for MacFarlane's performance were decidedly mixed. For those dreading another year of him as host, it looks like you don't have to worry: MacFarlane's tweeted that he's not interested in hosting again.
"No way," he said on Twitter. "Lotta fun to have done it, though."
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