Grammy Awards receive second largest audience in 21 years

The show won the night’s broadcast in viewers

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards delivered 28.51 million viewers—the second largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, January 26th.

From 8-11:45 pm, The Grammy Awards was the night’s top broadcast in viewers (28.51 m), adults 25-54 (10.7/24), adults 18-49 (9.9/25) and adults 18-34 (9.1/26).

Compared to last year, The Grammy Awards added +130,000 viewers (from 28.38 m, +1%). Compared to the last time the ceremony aired in January due to the Olympics (January 31, 2010), The Grammy Awards was +1% in adults 25-54 (from 10.6/24), even in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and added +2.64 m viewers (from 25.87 m, +10%).

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards posted its second largest audience (only behind the 2012 ceremony following Whitney Houston’s death) since February 1993.

CBS.com saw record traffic for a Grammy Awards, with +68% year-over-year growth in unique users to GRAMMY-related content on CBS.com. Live-streaming of GRAMMY Live content and on-demand viewing generated nearly 5.5 million total streams, up +100% over last year.

In addition, SocialGuide ranks The 56th Annual Grammy Awards as the biggest social television event of the 2013-2014 TV season to date, with Twitter recording more than 15.2 million tweets during the Eastern and Central time zone broadcast alone.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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