Saturday, June 22, 2024

Grammy Ratings UPDATE: Final Numbers Showed Slight Uptick from 2021 Show, Still All Time Low


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.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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