Ratings: Grammy Awards on Par With Last Year

Ratings 56th Grammy AwardsCBS’ broadcast of the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night drew 28.5 million total viewers — up a tick from last year, marking the show’s second-largest audience in 21 years (trailing only 2012’s ersatz Whitney Houston tribute) — and a 9.9 demo rating, dipping two tenths versus 2013.

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Elsewhere on broadcast TV, ABC’s Bachelor wedding between Sean and Catherine did 6.1 mil and a 1.6, up 53 and 60 percent from Ashley and J.P.’s expression of true/undying love circa December 2012, while each piece of Fox’s animation line-up was down about a million viewers and at least half a rating point.