2012 Grammy Awards Early Ratings Reports Looking Good

By Kelly West 3 years ago discussion comments
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The great thing about the Grammy Awards is that there’s really a little something for everyone... excluding people who just don’t like music. Whether you’re watching to see music legends like Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney or the Beach Boys take the stage, or because you’re really hoping Lady Gaga, Adele, Nicki Minaj or some other “newer” artist will win an award, the ceremony typically delivers and last night was no exception.


Many will likely say Hudson’s outstanding tribute to Whitney Houston was the highlight of the night. Cinema Blend’s own Katey’s mind was blown by Bruno Mars. And I personally had to watch Taylor Swift’s fantastic performance of “Mean” more than once (two times... ok, maybe three times), because that girl sure can rock a banjo, and her the look on her face in response to the standing ovation she received is fairly priceless.

TV Line shared some very early data for last night’s telecast of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards and it’s looking like the event was a hit. From what information has been gathered from 56 markets, the telecast averaged “a staggering 25 rating and a 38 share.” That’s an increase of nearly 40% over last year’s ceremony. The 2011 Grammys were the most watched Grammys ceremony in a decade with 26 million viewers having tuned in.

While we’ll have to wait to see what the official totals are for last night’s broadcast, we can probably expect good numbers. It'll also be interesting to see how its competition did, including ABC's Once Upon a Time, the return of The Walking Dead to AMC, and the premiere of Kevin Smith's unscripted series Comic Book Men.
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