Nielsen ratings

Prime-time viewership, in millions, compiled by Nielsen for the week ending Feb. 24.

1. "The Oscars," featuring

Seth MacFarlane, above, ABC, 40.38

2. "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ABC, 25.53

3. "NCIS," CBS, 21.08

4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 17.62

5. "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), ABC, 16.5