For those in attendance at the 2016 GRAMMYs in Los Angeles Monday night, the show's performances and acceptance speeches were the center of the universe. But for the average TV-viewer, the GRAMMYs were a pretty passable event: The ceremony's ratings have arrived, and they aren't pretty.
Ratings agency Nielsen reports that 25 million viewers found the GRAMMYs interesting enough to hold their attention, which seems like a monstrous number, but in truth Monday night's show was the least-watched ceremony since 2009, when a mere 19 million households tuned in.
The 2016 GRAMMYs were a hoot though!
Whoever forgot to watch (or willingly avoided) Monday night's show missed out on dynamite performances from Kendrick Lamar, Lady GaGa, Adele, Alabama Shakes and others. There was also a little bit of that requisite drama between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, the latter of whom won the award for Album of the Year for her record 1989.