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Penn Schoen Berland interviewed 360 Oscar viewers from ages 13 to 59 and found that 32 percent would give the host an A for his performance, while 43 percent would give him a B.
A total of 71 percent of viewers voted that they would like to see Harris return as host in the future, and a minority pool of 29 percent — consisting mainly of males under the age of 25 — said they wouldn’t want the former Tony Awards and Emmys host to come back to the Oscars stage.
Harris’ performance was predominantly described as “entertaining” and “funny.” Only a few viewers found themselves “bored” or thought his hosting gig was just “OK.”
Among the Oscars hosts of the past five years — Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Seth MacFarlane, Billy Crystal and James Franco and Anne Hathaway — 30 percent of viewers, largely female, still voted DeGeneres as their favorite, while Harris followed close behind with 20 percent.
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