Historical TV Ratings for the Grammy Awards: 1974-2011

Categories: Awards Shows,TV Ratings Reference

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February 11th, 2012

In light of Whitney Houston's death today I'm forgoing a"guess the ratings" poll for Sunday night's telecast, but here are the historical ratings through last year.

Household Number of **Cost per 
Day Date Time Net rating Share Viewers 30 Sec Spot
SUN 2-13-11* 8:00PM-11:30PM CBS 14.8 25 26,669,000
SUN 1-31-10* 8:00PM-11:30PM CBS 14.3 23 25,869,000 $425,727
SUN 2-08-09* 8:00PM-11:31PM CBS 11.2 18 19,048,000 $495,200
SUN 2-10-08* 8:00PM-11:40PM CBS 10.3 16 17,182,000 $572,700
SUN 2-11-07 * 8:00PM-11:30PM CBS 12.1 19 20,058,000 $557,300
WED 2-08-06 * 8:00PM-11:33PM CBS 10.9 17 17,005,000 675,900
SUN 2-13-05 8:00PM- 11:31PM CBS 11.6 18 18,802,000 $703,900
SUN 2-8-04 8:00PM-11:32PM CBS 15.7 24 26,293,000 $654,600
SUN 2-23-03 8:00PM-11:30PM CBS 14.7 23 24,829,000 $610,300
WED 2-27-02 8:00PM-11:30PM CBS 11.9 19 18,968,000 $573,900
WED 2-21-01 8:00PM-11:05PM CBS 16.7 26 26,651,000 $574,000
WED 2-23-00 8:00PM-11:01PM CBS 17.3 27 27,798,000 $505,500
WED 2-24-99 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 16.6 26 24,880,000 $472,000
WED 2-25-98 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 17.0 27 25,043,000 $315,600
WED 2-26-97 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 13.4 22 19,211,000 $346,300
WED 2-28-96 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 14.6 23 21,503,000 $304,800
WED 3-1-95 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 11.8 19 17,279,000 $399,100
TUE 3-1-94 8:00PM-11:02PM CBS 16.1 24 23,696,000 $407,700
WED 2-24-93 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 19.9 31 29,874,000 $401,500
TUE 2-25-92 8:00PM-12:02PM CBS 16.2 27 23,102,000 $352,900
WED 2-20-91 8:00PM-11:40PM CBS 18.8 31 28,892,500 $319,200
WED 2-21-90 8.00PM-11.36PM CBS 18.9 31 28,830,960 $330,600
WED 2-22-89 8.00PM-11.30PM CBS 16.0 26 23,569,800 $318,300
WED 3-2-88 8.00PM-11.06PM CBS 21.1 33 32,763,570 $299,900
TUE 2-24-87 8.00PM-11.24PM CBS 18.3 27 27,918,540 $264,200
TUE 2-25-86 8.00PM-11.30PM CBS 20.3 32 30,397,920 $205,500
TUE 2-26-85 8.00PM-11.20PM CBS 23.8 35 37,125,770 N/A
TUE 2-28-84 8.00PM-11.21PM CBS 30.8 45 51,671,620 N/A
WED 2-23-83 8.00PM-11.16PM CBS 21.6 33 29,863,400 N/A
WED 2-24-82 9.00PM-11.25PM CBS 18.1 29 24,027,750 N/A
WED 2-25-81 9.00PM-11.30PM CBS 21.2 34 28,577,170 N/A
WED 2-27-80 9.00PM-11.13PM CBS 23.9 39 32,394,240 N/A
THU 2-15-79 9.00PM-11.15PM CBS 21.9 34 31,318,080 N/A
THU 2-23-78 9.00PM-11.16PM CBS 26.6 44 N/A N/A
SAT 2-19-77 9.30PM-11.32PM CBS 21.3 38 28,868,510 N/A
SAT 2-28-76 10.00PM-11.50PM CBS 23.8 47 N/A N/A
SAT 3-1-75 10.00PM-11.50PM CBS 16.4 30 N/A N/A
SAT 3-2-74 10.00PM-11.40PM CBS 30.3 52 N/A N/A
*Cost Per Thousand books from late Feb/early March 1983,1984,1985 missing
Source: NTI  Pocketpieces, Nielsen Audience Composition Reports and Nielsen Galaxy Explorer
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*  Live +Same Day Viewing Estimates On This Page Include DVR Playback On The Same Day, Defined As 3AM-3AM
 
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