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GRAMMYS DOWN BUT STILL TOPS FOR THE WEEK

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s telecast of the Grammy Awards may have fallen steeply from a year ago when it aired one day following the death of Whitney Houston, but it was nevertheless the highest rated program of last week. Final Nielsen figures showed that the Sunday-night telecast drew 28.38 million viewers, well off the 39.91 million that tune […]

CBS REGAINS FIRST PLACE

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a week that saw CBS’s Grammy Awards telecast draw its biggest audience in eleven years but the finale of CBS’s Live to Dance with Paula Abdul flatline with just 4.6 million. Four shows attracted more than 20 million viewers, the Grammy Awards with 26.7 million; Wednesday’s American Idol on Fox with 24.1 million; […]

GRAMMYS DRAW BIGGEST CROWD SINCE 2001

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s CBS telecast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards drew an average of 27.56 million viewers, peaking in the 9:00 p.m. half hour with 29.30 million — the biggest audience to watch the music awards show in at least a decade and up 7 percent from a year ago, when 25.87 million tuned in. […]

GRAMMYS: “THE NON-AWARDS AWARDS TELECAST”

February 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In recent years, producers of the Grammy Awards show have made it more about the performances during the show itself than about the recordings that receive award recognition. Virtually throughout its existence, there have been complaints that the majority of Grammy voters are oldtimers who probably go “eeny-meeny-miny-moe” when considering some of the names on […]