Alas, there is not likely to be a sequel to “We Saw Your Boobs.” A day after getting mostly negative (verging on vicious) reviews for his hosting gig at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremonies, Seth MacFarlane seems like he’s had enough.
The “Family Guy” creator gave it everything he had, singing, dancing and telling his signature off-color jokes, but it sounds like it was a one-time deal.
Reacting to questions from a Twitter follower about whether he’d host again if asked, MacFarlane wrote, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
The animation dominator, who has a sequel to “Ted” in the works, as well as his Western comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and his trio of animated shows, might be too busy to try again in 2014.
Plenty of other awards show hosts have gotten savaged and returned to the stage multiple times, just ask frequent Golden Globes emceeRicky Gervais.
But one thing MacFarlane’s critics can’t say is that he tanked the ship. Sunday night’s show brought in a U.S. audience of 40.3 million, up one million or 3 percent from the 2012 broadcast for the biggest Oscar audience in three years, according to Nielsen data.
In fact, MacFarlane did exactly what producers probably hoped he would, which is goose viewership among the most coveted demo, young men and people aged 18-49, with the latter up 11 percent over last year and viewership among men 18-34 up 34 percent.
Last year’s show was hosted by returning, dependably celeb friendly veteran Billy Crystal, who took over for Eddie Murphy, with ratings staying steady from the year before.