The good news is that the final Grammy ratings showed a slight uptick from the abysmal 2021 numbers.
Final numbers for Sunday put the Grammys at 9.587 million, which is a helluva lot better than the original fast overnight ratings of 7.8 million.
Those numbers were up from 8.8 million in 2021.
After 11 pm, the numbers tailed off to 8.759 million, steady with 2021.
I’m sure CBS is disappointed but the show was very good in many ways. Ben Winston knows what he’s doing. He’s also had the disadvantage of not being able to produce a regular Grammy show at the Staples Center — er, the Crypto Center. Each of his shows so far has been improvised into an unusual setting.
Cross fingers that next year the show returns to its home and big stage. Also, if it means anything, next January the Grammys will feature Adele and maybe Beyonce, and possibly Taylor Swift.