Image Credit: Image Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSSunday’s 53rd annual Grammys were full of surprise awards (Esperanza Spalding?) and terrific performances (Cee Lo Green singing his “F**k You” song with puppets, a slinky Gwyneth Paltrow, and a rocket ship… in a performance that somehow worked).
But the show’s ratings deliver yet another shock: According to CBS, the telecast drew 26.7 million viewers and a 10.0 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
That’s up very slightly from 2010 and marks the show’s biggest adult demo number since 2004 and the largest audience for the show since at least 2001.
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