Grammys Ratings 2017

Ratings: Grammy Awards Tick Up vs. 2016, Draw 26 Million Viewers

CBS’ broadcast of the 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday night drew 26.05 million total viewers and a 7.8 demo rating (per adjusted fast affiliates), ticking up versus last year’s telecast (24.95 mil/7.7), which was atypically held on a Monday and not opposite AMC’s mighty The Walking Dead.

As such, the gala drew its largest audience since 2014, when it posted 28.5 mil (with a 9.9 rating).

Sunday’s seemingly endless telecast featured performances by Adele, Lady Gaga (with Metallica, Laverne), Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood/Keith Urban and The Weeknd with Daft Punk, as well as tributes to the late George Michael and Prince.

The evening’s only other fresh broadcast fare, on Fox, went like this: The Simpsons (2.5 mil/1.0), Son of Zorn (1.4 mil/0.6), Family Guy (1.9 mil/0.9) and Bob’s Burgers (1.7 mil/0.8).

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  1. Gerald says:

    Curious how the Walking Dead did. Maybe TVline will post when those numbers come out later in the week.

  2. kmw says:

    I guess good that the Grammys stayed even with last year especially with mid season premiere of Walking Dead. Poor FOX putting on news shows against them no wonder their numbers are bad

  3. Thomas R says:

    We are sick of cbs and fake news therefore i will not watch anything on cbs and invite real Americans to do the same….Vietnam vet

  4. Diana Diwney says:

    I’m boycotting the Grammies. I watch religiously every year but this year it was shameful and the producer encouraged anti-Trump and protest nonsense. I want to be entertained. I’m boycotting the entertainers and CBS who ram their political views down everyone’s throat. Be someone with class like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Bye Bye