The Grammys hit a high note in the ratings last night, drawing the show's biggest TV audience in a decade. Preliminary Nielsen figures today show the CBS broadcast attracted 26.6 million viewers, improving on last year's robust audience by 680,000 viewers. The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was also up by 3% in households over last year's broadcast, and dominated its network rivals last night.
ABC took the runner-up position for the evening, with NBC and Fox roughly neck-and-neck for third place. Final Nielsen ratings figures are expected tomorrow.