The 2020 Grammy Awards Were the Lowest-Rated in History
Published Jan 28, 2020While the Grammy Awards feel unavoidable every year, it turns out a lot people out there did avoid them. After all, this year's awards show on Sunday (January 26) has become the lowest-rated Grammys in history.
The 2020 Grammy Awards hit a new low when it comes to the key demo in the Nielsen ratings, Variety reports. The Sunday awards show on CBS drew in a 5.4 rating in adults 18 to 49 and 18.7 million viewers. This is down down 3 percent in the key demo and 6 percent in total viewers compared to last year.
The 2019 Grammys drew a 5.6 rating and 19.9 million viewers.
But while the 2020 Grammys may be the lowest-rated ever, they were not the least viewed. That honour goes to the 2006 Grammys, which only attracted 17 million viewers.
And despite the bad ratings, the Grammys were still the highest-rated and most-watched telecast on all of television Sunday night.
As previously reported, Billie Eilish was the night's big winner, taking home Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
You can see the complete winners list here.