Grammy Ratings Hit Decade-Long High
26.6 million tuned in for awards show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 14, 2011 7:10 PM CST
Drake, left, and Rihanna perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.    (Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – 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.

View 3 more images

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Grammy Ratings Hit Decade-Long High is...
22%
0%
53%
11%
11%
3%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 2 of 2 comments
cornelison
Feb 15, 2011 9:26 AM CST
Miss Arkansas (Alyse Eady ) should have won a special Grammy for her original performance yodelling, "I Wann be a Cowboy Sweetheart." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KusWJSnmjLE
Elizabeth Martin
Feb 14, 2011 9:19 PM CST
thanks to lady gaga