Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammys 2012 ratings

  • Musics biggest night brought in 39 million viewers, making it the second most-watched Grammy Awards in history and managed to bring in a larger audience than the 2011 Academy Awards.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Grammys delivered a 14.1 adults 18-49 rating in primetime, showing a 41 increase from last year and matching its best since 1990.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • The Grammy Awards telecast on CBS smashed every recent ratings record Sunday night, not just for the music awards show but for any awards broadcast, fueled by keen interest in how the show would pay tribute to Whitney Houston, who had died the day before.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • The 2012 Grammys, held in tribute to Whitney Houston, smashed ratings records nationwide.
  • (International Business Times)
  • Her sudden death turned Sunday's telecast of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards into an impromptu memorial the show averaged 51.67 million viewers.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • From 8:00-11:33 p.m. Eastern time, broadcast posted a 21.7 rating and 33 share, according to Nielsen data. The Grammys were clearly impacted by the death of singer Whitney Houston on Saturday, which lent a significant degree of emotion to the proceedings.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • That's the highest local rating in at least 22 years (overnights are based on 56 metered markets). As is routinely the case, the Grammys helped CBS to easily win the night. That said, the network has toyed with the idea of airing the show earlier.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • The 54th annual Grammy Awards pulled in its largest audience since 1984 on Sunday night, as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston following her sudden death.
  • (CBC)
  • It was a big night for Adele, and it was a big night for the Grammys. Sundays awards show on CBS was the  3 1/2-hour show delivered a 14.1 rating, the best since 1990.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • We now have the full numbers from the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and its now safe to say that the show was a titan.
  • (Examiner)

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