Prince’s CBS ‘GRAMMY Tribute’ Tops Tuesday Ratings / Spurs Spike in Music Sales

Published: Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 by Rashad

On Tuesday (April 21), the fourth anniversary of the passing of Prince, CBS aired ‘The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ – a tribute to the Pop icon’s life and musical legacy featuring performances from the likes of John Legend, Miguel, Usher, H.E.R., and more (as we reported here).

As expected, fans tuned in to see the star-studded event in droves and led it to ratings victory.

Details inside:

Viewership:  6.5 million

Report:

“The “Grammy Salute to Prince” on CBS beat the “Empire” series finale (and everything else) in Tuesday’s primetime ratings among adults 18-49.

The Prince tribute actually finished second in terms of total viewers, ranking only behind its own lead-in, an “NCIS” rerun. CBS won the night outright.

After the “NCIS” repeat, the Grammys special from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. averaged a 1.0 and 6.5 million viewers.”

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The win didn’t stop there for the late great.  The Recording Academy-sponsored trip down memory lane also spurred an increase in sales and streams of some of his biggest hits.

Report:

“In total, Prince’s catalog of songs, along with those tunes performed on the show that were made famous by others, collected an 815% sales gain on April 21 in the U.S. according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In total, the songs sold just over 10,000 downloads — up from 1,000 on April 20.”

[main photo courtesy:  Getty Images]

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  1. Cody s April 23, 2020

    Dag where was Beyonce. Has anyone noticed every time she goes on a world tour a legendary celebrity passes away. Michael, Whitney, prince.

    • eric April 23, 2020

      She’s had three world tours, and Whitney’s murder did not occur during one of them, and Prince died almost a week before the kick-off of Beyonce’s Formation tour which played North America and Europe only.

    • Sharon April 24, 2020

      Home I hope, it was so nice NOT to have to endure Beyonce presence of making show all about her. Shes so irritating.

  2. Clarksooon April 23, 2020

    Global Citizen live concert with lady gaga, Camila cabello, shawn Mendes, lizzo, Elton John, Taylor swift

    20.7 million viewers

    ????????
    The star power of queen cabello.

  3. Sharon April 24, 2020

    Home I hope, it was so nice NOT to have to endure Beyonce presence of making show all about her. Shes so irritating.

  4. Funk-,on April 25, 2020

    Prince was the greatest musician ever to walk the face of the earth.

    • Jeanne Mulholland April 25, 2020

      Amen to that!

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