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Feb 13 CBS Corp's airing of the 59th
Annual Grammy Awards drew 26.05 million viewers on Sunday night,
up 4 percent from last year, according to Nielsen data.
Last year's show, which aired on a Monday night, attracted
an audience of 24.95 million viewers. Sunday night's telecast
was also larger than the 2015 Grammys, which drew 24.82 million
Among adults aged 18 to 49, the demographic most attractive
to advertisers who buy commercial time on award shows, the
Grammys' rating rose slightly to 7.8 this year from 7.7 in 2016.
The Grammys continued a promising streak for award shows in
2017, following the Golden Globes' uptick in viewership last
month. Last year, audiences declined for shows including the
Academy Awards and Primetime Emmys..
(Reporting by Tim Baysinger; Editing by Bernadette Baum and
Lisa Von Ahn)