Early returns suggest that last night's awesome, Hugh Jackman–enhanced Oscars scored 10 percent higher ratings than last year's terrible, Jackman-less ceremony, which was the lowest-rated Academy Awards in history. Sure, last night's was still probably the third-lowest-rated ever, but still. Has Jackman been invited back for next year yet? If not, what are they waiting for?
Sunday Ratings: Academy Awards [TV by the Numbers]