By Clark Collis
Updated February 02, 2010 at 06:27 PM EST
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Ratings are in, and 4.5 million people tuned into the Miss America pageant on Saturday evening. The 4.5 million viewers represents a 29 percent increase over last year, when it drew 3.5 million viewers on TLC. The show, which aired on TLC and was hosted by Mario Lopez, drew its highest viewership since 2004, the last year the pageant aired on a broadcast network, specifically when it drew 9.8 million viewers on ABC in 2004.

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