Oscar hosts through the years
By Susan King
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Seth MacFarlane | Writer, Actor, Producer
Though Seth MacFarlane was widely criticized for his 2013 Oscars hosting debut, the awards show saw its best ratings in years with "Family Guy's" creator at the helm. According to Nielsen, an average of 40.3 million viewers tuned in to hear MacFarlane bash a slew of Hollywood's A-list. "MacFarlane was occasionally crude and mildly offensive; unfortunately, he wasn't very funny," Mary McNamara observed in The Times.