Gram­mys en­joys big­gest au­di­ence since 2014

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E -

Sun­day’s Grammy Awards cer­e­mony, which fea­tured per­for­mances by Bey­oncé, Adele, Bruno Mars and Chance the Rap­per, grabbed the mu­sic awards show’s big­gest TV au­di­ence since 2014, ac­cord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary Nielsen rat­ings. The 59th an­nual Gram­mys drew 26.05 mil­lion view­ers, a four per cent jump from last year (24.9 mil­lion), which was the smallest au­di­ence in seven years. The show also was up one per cent in adults 18to-49 and three per cent in adults 18to-34, two de­mo­graphic groups prized by ad­ver­tis­ers. Sun­day’s show, which fea­tured first-time host James Corden, had plenty of su­per­star power, with a much­praised Bey­oncé’s per­for­mance and big awards for Adele, who also drew at­ten­tion by stop­ping and restart­ing a mu­si­cal per­for­mance dur­ing a trib­ute to the late Ge­orge Michael.

James Corden

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