With Urban music’s heaviest hitters leading the nominee pool (Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Chance the Rapper), Grammys 2017 lived up to its title of “music’s biggest night” by drawing in its biggest viewership figure in years.
…the 59th annual Grammys pulled in 26.05 viewers…
All of which makes music’s biggest night 2017 the most watched Grammys since 2014 but the second lowest rated since 2009 – with only 2016 going lower.
The 57th annual Grammys of February 8, 2015 got an 8.5 rating and 25.3 million viewers – at that time the worst performance for the show since the 7.5 18-49 result and audience of 19.05 million that the Sunday-held 2009 Grammys drew.
Like the 2015 Grammys, [Sunday] night’s show faced a midseason return of blockbuster The Walking Dead.