Nielsen has preliminary ratings for this year’s 56th annual Grammy Awards.
28.5 million viewers watched the Grammys. This is the second-largest number in 21 years.
There were 100,000 more viewers this year than last year. Since 2009, there has been a consistent viewing audience of 25 million people or higher.
In 2012, the Grammys drew 39.9 million viewers, though that was the day after the death of Whitney Houston.