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SNUBBED AT GRAMMYS, ONE DIRECTION NAMED MTV’S ARTIST OF YEAR

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Earlier this week the British boyband One Direction was completely shut out of nominations for next year’s Grammy awards. But on Thursday MTV made up for that snub by selecting them as the network’s 2012 Artist of the Year. The network pointed out that they were “the clear choice” given their two No. 1 CDs, […]

GRAMMY VOTERS SNUB TOP POP STARS, RATINGS FALL

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday night’s fifth annual Grammy Nominations Concert Special on CBS again produced lackluster ratings, drawing just 5.4 million viewers, down 4 percent from 5.6 million last year. But the nominations themselves may foreshadow deeper ratings drops for the Grammy Awards telecast itself on Feb. 10. Completely ignored were some of the year’s biggest recording sensations, […]

NO BELIEBERS AMONG GRAMMY VOTERS

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently taking a cue from the numerous network talent contests, the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has split the Grammys into two shows, one to announce the nominees, the other to announce the winners. The first installment aired Wednesday night, and the biggest surprise was the snubbing of Justin Bieber, who received not a […]

OSCARS AND GRAMMYS WIND UP TIED

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final Nielsen figures for Sunday night’s Oscar telecast on ABC put the audience count at 39.34 million. That number is a tad below the 39.50 million that the Grammys wound up with two weeks earlier, but the difference is moot. Nielsen’s margin of error is plus or minus about 310,000; therefore the two awards telecasts […]

OSCARS LIKELY TO REMAIN YEAR’S NO. 2 TELECAST

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Sunday night’s Oscar awards telecast on ABC were up slightly from 2011, according to preliminary overnight figures from Nielsen Research. The show delivered a 25.5 household rating and a 38 share — up 4 percent from last year. That would put it a tad behind the 25.8/38 overnights for the Grammys two weeks […]

GRAMMYS COULD OUTSHINE OSCARS THIS YEAR

February 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Grammy Awards — always a bridesmaid and never a bride when it comes to being named the second most-watched television show of the year (after the Super Bowl), may finally wrest that honor from the Oscar Awards this year. According to final figures from Nielsen Research, the Grammys attracted 39.9 million viewers during primetime […]