Grammy Awards reach 28.5 million viewers

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

The Grammy Awards were seen by 28.5 million viewers this year. This makes the star-studded event that included presenters, winners, and some of the best performances on television second only to the Academy Awards in terms of viewership.

According to the Associated Press, Nielsen reported strong ratings for last night's show. The ratings were only slightly different from last year, when the awards were seen by 28.4 million people.

Social media has had an impact on how viewers appreciated the ceremony. Many viewers chatted with their friends and posted during the ceremony. According to Variety, 6.3 million people had more than 13.5 million Facebook posts, likes, and comments related to the Grammy Awards. On Facebook, fans had something to say about Queen Latifah presiding over weddings while Macklemore / Madonna performed “Same Love / Open Your Heart," Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performing “Radioactive / M.A.A.D City,” and other great moments.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were shown on CBS. They were broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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