February 9, 2009

19M-plus people watched Grammys show

An estimated 19.05 million viewers tuned it to watch the 51st annual Grammys Awards presentation, which took place in Los Angeles, CBS said Monday.

The network said the numbers for Sunday's show represented an 11 percent increase in viewers for this year's Grammys show compared to last year's edition, which was watched by 17.18 million people.

The Recording Academy put on quite a show -- an unprecedented 24 performances and a range of artists that appealed to tweens, teens, young adults and boomers, Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. It was a broadcast with something for every generation.