"E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards," hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on Sunday, Feb. 26, averaged more than 4.0 million Total Viewers, making it the most-watched Academy Awards "LRC" in the network's history, out-performing last year's record-setting performance by +6 percent. This places "LRC: The 2012 Academy Awards" as one of E!'s most-watched telecasts ever.
Nearly 12 million viewers tuned into E!'s eight hours of red carpet programming dedicated to Academy Award coverage, a gain of +4 percent.