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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards scored its second-highest ratings ever Sunday as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston, while the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead scared up big numbers as well.

Check out the Grammys fashion hits and misses

Grammys: The best and worst performances

9 p.m.
ABC: Desperate Housewives 6.3 million viewers (1.7)
Fox: Family Guy 5 million viewers (2.5); American Dad! 3.5 million viewers (1.7)
NBC: Fear Factor 3.7 million viewers (1.5) [9-11 p.m.]

10 p.m.
ABC: Pan Am 2.7 million (0.7)