Ratings: Grammys Down from Record Year But Still Strong, ABC Dramas Hit Low Notes

Ratings Grammy Awards 2013CBS’ presentation of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night amassed 28.4 million total viewers while scoring a 10.1 rating with the coveted 18-49 demo.

That represents the kudoscast’s second-largest audience since 1993 — trailing last year’s quasi-Whitney Houston tribute, which drew a record crowd of 40 mil — and its second-highest rating since 2004.

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Facing such formidable competition, both ABC’s Once Upon a Time (7 mil, down two tenths to a 2.2 rating) and Revenge (5.1 mil, down 18 percent to a 1.4) lost about 10 percent in audience while getting knocked to series-low demos — the same fate suffered by Desperate Housewives and Pan Am a year prior.

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Similarly, Fox’s ‘toon line-up from took an across-the-board hit from 8 to 10 pm, with Family Guy suffering the largest blow (down 17 percent to a 2.4) yet still standing as the night’s second highest-rated program.

What were you tuned into this Sunday?