Here's the ratings from last night. TAR did get crushed by the Oscars, but it wasn't any worse than last week. In facts, that had a million more viewers but their rating was unchanged. It can only get better from here. From http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/
:TV Ratings Sunday: The Oscars Steady With Last Year, 'The Amazing Race' Flat, '60 Minutes' Up
On ABC, The Oscars earned a preliminary 12.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM, even with last year's preliminary 12.1, though given that the show ran over an hour over, expect adjustments in the final ratings. Your predictions were too optimistic. The Oscars Red Carpet Special garnered a 5.3 at 7PM up 6 percent from last year's preliminary 5.0, a 6.8 at 7:30 up 1 percent from last year's preliminary 6.7 and a 9.1 at 8PM down 1 percent from last year’s preliminary 9.2.
On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating up 8 percent from last week’s 1.3. The Amazing Race matched last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Oscars Red Carpet Live! 9.1/23 33.30
CBS The Amazing Race 1.5/4 6.04
FOX The Simpsons - R 1.1/3 2.61
8:30 ABC The Oscars - Live (8:30-11PM) 12.1/29 40.17
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 1.1/3 2.34