TV ratings: Oscar wins the night for ABC

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Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012No surprise here: The 84th Annual Academy Awards aired on ABC dominated Sunday (Feb. 26) evening's ratings race, though, most of the other networks were in reruns up against the big show -- except for NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and CBS' "The Amazing Race."The awards show garnered 39.3 million viewers, compared with last year's 37.9 million -- its second largest audience since 2007. CBS came in a distant second for the evening with 6.2 million viewers (3.8 rating/6 share). Note that numbers for ABC are approximate because of the live airing.Sunday hour by hour:8 p.m. ABC: "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (33.7 million, 19.4/28)CBS: "The Amazing Race" (7.6 million, 4.3/6)FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun/"Napolean Dynamite" rerun (3.7 million, 2.0/3) NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/2) 18-49 leader: "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (9.5)  9 p.m.  ABC: "84th Annual Academy Awards" (34.9 million, 20.2/29) CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (4.9 million, 3.0/4)...


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