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Grammys 2018 Ratings See a Big Drop From 2017's Numbers

Grammys 2018 Ratings See a Big Drop From 2017's Numbers

The preliminary 2018 Grammys ratings are in – and it looks like viewership is down significantly from last year.

According to Variety, the show currently holds a 5.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.6 million viewers. To compare, last year’s show had a 7.8 rating and 26.1 million viewers. This accounts for a decrease in almost 30% in that demo and almost a 33% decrease in total viewership. In addition, the show is apparently down a 16 household rating from the 2017 broadcast as well.

There was plenty of star-power at the show this year – you can see the full list of winners here.

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  • moody

    The music sucks, the performers/nominees are for the most part semi talented/completely untalented morons and people are sick of Trump bashing at award shows and James Corden is a one trick pony.

  • Curt Noydb

    Gee I wonder why.

  • M9365

    They just don’t get it

  • Angelette Holtrust

    The American people are sick of the politics, celebrities stick to make believe and entertainment, we do not elect you

  • emmafabulous

    Spot on.

  • emmafabulous

    Who want to watch all those lefty twits.

  • plez

    Last year had Adele and Beyonce performing. Compare to them this year did not have big star power.

  • Antoine

    Moral of the story: don’t fuck with Trump.

  • pg alex

    Keep bashing Trump and lose the golden goose. Oh, the illegals need our “support”; US CITIZENS??? No one but Trump speak for us!

    Tiring B S

  • Sansa Squad

    maybe if they weren’t 4 hours long and chock full of mediocre performances by virtual nobodies (save a few exceptions) people would tune in… I didn’t watch because the music industry is egregiously, unapologetically misogynistic, and the grammys exemplify it – they barely nominate women, and when they do, they don’t get equal opportunities to perform their very worthy material (see: LORDE). instead we have to watch friend-of-harvey-weinstein james corden, who makes frequent jokes on his show at the expense of sexual assault/harassment victims and passes them off as satirical, and the more blatantly offensive dave chapelle, who took up for louis ck and has “comedy” specials out THIS YEAR laden with transphobia and misogyny, take up screen time that could otherwise be devoted to speaking to an important cultural moment. the grammys have always been behind the times, and it’s finally catching up with them.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Yep, we are sick of hearing their political rants, their lectures, their soap-boxing, and their histrionics and temper tantrums. Even if we agree with some of their stances, we are sick of the entertainment industry turning entertainment into political activism. We want entertainment – we don’t need anyone to tell us how to think.

  • cutitout

    It had nothing to do with politics, It simply had no real star power. There are certain acts that will bring in viewers and they did not perform. They wasted a good 45 minutes on old folks performing songs no one really asked to hear. This is what happens when you opt for safe choices instead of actually recognizing the music that actually moved people. The Grammys don’t know who their audience is anymore.

  • cutitout

    It must be so time consuming to man 4 or 5 different accounts and go comments section to comments section trying to pump up Trump….Life of a Russian troll.

    Trump chose to be an ass and piss off the entire world in the process so get used to him being dragged. And you cannot complain about the entertainment industry being political when you elect a reality star who (along with senior officials in the white house) is still tweeting shots at athletes, actors and musicians.

  • wearing

    I think people are tired of award shows. Theres too many of them and they all last like 3 hrs.

  • wearing

    Yessss

  • Sansa Squad

    Yes!! And when you can just watch highlight clips almost immediately after there’s really no reason to sit through the whole thing, especially with commercials… (Plus people are watching far less live TV now with streaming and ditching cable completely anyway, which is why ratings – even for sporting events, which used to be a sure thing – are plummeting in record numbers. The whole system is outdated, and award shows are collateral damage.)

  • Sansa Squad

    I know, Joy Villa be trippin’

  • Sansa Squad

    Music has always been tied to political activism though – if anything the Grammys should be the one awards show that gives real artists a platform to share meaningful social messages with their music (the “Tears in Heaven” cover to honor the Vegas shooting victims and Kesha’s performance to honor the #MeToo movement are pretty good examples of how it can be done right). Unfortunately the suits in charge – the Grammys board/other key decision-makers – are too ignorant and removed from the rest of us to program a compelling show full of artists and moments people want to see.

  • Harvey Bank

    I couldn’t watch too much .Too political and people bashing . Hate filled night.

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