CBS notes, however, that the Grammys have scored the biggest awards show audience of the 2020-21 season thus far.
The Grammy Awards joined a host of other awards shows in experiencing sizable ratings losses.
CBS' broadcast of the awards drew 9.23 million viewers and a 2.28 rating among adults 18-49 in Nielsen's final same-day ratings for Sunday (vs. 8.8 million and 2.1 in earlier ratings, which didn't include out-of-home viewing). Both figures are all-time lows for the Grammys and down sharply from last year. Sunday's show fell 51 percent in total viewers (from 18.69 million) and 58 percent in the 18-49 demographic (from 5.4).