Sunday Ratings: Grammys Massive Increase vs Last Year (UPDATE)

Last night’s Grammy awards rose to a record performance. Via Marc Berman

-Rating Results:
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS, as expected, rose to a record performance with a massive 25.8 rating/38 share in the overnights from 8-11 p.m. Comparably, The Grammys built from the year-ago evening (17.9/27 on 2/13/11) by a whopping 44 percent. And last year’s telecast translated into 26.67 million viewers, with a 10.0 rating/27 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day rating results. Do the math, and last night’s telecast could hover in the 37-38 million viewer range.

The Grammys delivered its largest audience since 1984. Grammys historical TV ratings

From TVByTheNumbers

The 54th Grammy Awards, scored a giant 14.1 adults 18-49 rating and 39 million viewers, up 41% vs. a 10.0 rating and 26.7 million average viewers last season. That was the second highest viewership in Grammy history (1984), and the best adults 18-49 ratings since 1990. Note that the numbers for the Grammy Awards in the table below are only for the 8-11pm portion, while the numbers in the text above are for the entire show.


CBS 60 Minutes 2.9 8 14.549
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.0 5 7.758
NBC Dateline NBC (7-9p) 1.6 4 2.058
Fox Bob’s Burgers -R 0.7 2 1.909


FOX The Cleveland Show 1.2 3 2.734


CBS 54th Grammy Awards (8-11p) 14.4 32 41.162
ABC Once Upon A Time 3.0 7 8.635
FOX The Simpsons 2.0 5 4.328


FOX Napoleon Dynamite 1.7 4 3.81


FOX Family Guy 2.5 5 4.988
ABC Desperate Housewives 1.8 4 6.349
NBC Fear Factor (9-11p) 1.5 3.727


FOX American Dad 1.7 4 3.542


ABC Pan Am 0.7 2 2.662

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