Morning Briefing: 4 March 2014

Oscars draw largest audience in 10 year

Perhaps it’s the pulling power of Ellen DeGeneres but the 86th Academy Awards, hosted by the daytime talk show host, drew their largest audience in 10 years for the ABC in the US with 43 million viewers.  In recent years, only NFL playoff games have fared better in the ratings.

The broadcast is also being touted as having the best Oscars host since Billy Crystal.

Netflix wins Oscar

The online streaming service won an Academy Award thanks to its original documentary The Lady in Number 6.


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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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