The Grammy Awards scored its second-biggest audience since 1993 Sunday, while The Walking Dead scared up record numbers yet again.
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The three-and-a-half-hour show expectedly fell from last year's post-Whitney Houston
death telecast, which drew 40 million viewers, but it pulled in a solid 28.1 million viewers and a 10.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. The ceremony slipped four-tenths in the demo from last year and matched its 2011 rating.
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ABC and Fox took big hits across the board, with Once Upon a Time
(7 million, 2.2) and Revenge
(5.07 million, 1.4) hitting series lows. Family Guy
(4.6 million, 2.4) was the second-highest rated program of the night.
The Grammys did nothing to slow down The Walking Dead
though. The second half of Season 3 returned to 12.3 million viewers, dethroning the season premiere's 10.9 million as the all-time audience high. It also nabbed 7.7 million viewers in the demo, up 6 percent from the season premiere, making it the strongest basic cable telecast in history. The Walking Dead
has averaged 6.8 million viewers in the demo this season, outperforming Modern Family
, The Big Bang Theory
, Two and a Half Men
CBS: 55th Annual Grammy Awards
28.1 million viewers (10.0 demo rating) [8-11:30 p.m.]ABC: Once Upon a Time
7 million (2.2)Fox: The Simpsons
4.3 million (2.1); Bob's Burgers
3.4 million (1.8)NBC: Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special
(R) 3.1 million (0.6)9 p.m.
5.07 million (1.4)Fox: Family Guy
4.6 million (2.4); American Dad!
3.8 million (2.0)NBC: Saturday Night Live in the '80s
(R) 2.5 million (0.8) [9-11 p.m.]10 p.m.
ABC: Revenge for Real
2.9 million (0.8)