Highest-rated Grammy Awards telecasts of all time 1971-2012

The highest-rated Grammy Award telecast occurred in 1971 when the show garnered a 31.3 rating with a 47 percentage share. That year Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water" won several categories, including the honor of Album of the Year. Ratings have been falling in previous years and it seems unlikely that the awards show's ratings could once again reach the figures it achieved back in the 1970s and 80s, with the 2020 ceremony pulling in just 4.7 percent of the 18 to 49 demographic.

Highest-rated Grammy Awards telecasts of all time from 1971 to 2012

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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

1971 to 2012

Special properties

data as of February 2017

Supplementary notes

* One ratings point equals one percent of total U.S. television households at the time.
** Share is the percentage of TV sets in use tuned to a specific program.

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