"Did Pattinson and Efron Really Save the Oscars? Fans of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet, among others, say, "Are you outta your mind?" The numbers, however, suggest the two tween gods sure didn't hurt. The show's ratings among teens 12-17 and kids 2-11 zoomed, up 25 percent and 33 percent, respectively, from last year, ABC said, citing Nielsen stats."
February 25, 2009
Robert Pattinson Deserves Mad Tips from Oscar Organizers: Tween Gods Boost Oscar Ratings
E!Online speculates that Robert Pattinson & Zac Efron may have boosted Oscar ratings this year: