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Oscars 2014 reaches ratings high

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The 86th Academy Awards reached a 10-year ratings high

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CNN —  

The Academy Awards continued its upward climb in the ratings on Sunday, reaching a 10-year high with an average audience of 43 million viewers in the United States.

The awards telecast, typically the year’s No. 2 television event behind the Super Bowl, has grown its total audience for each of the