KEN EHRLICH, 75
President, Ken Ehrlich Productions
Last Year’s Rank: 89
2017 BY THE NUMBERS The Grammy Awards’ 2017 telecast drew 26 million viewers, a 4 percent rise over the previous year at a time when viewership levels for awards shows continue to trend downward, and the One Voice: Somos Live! hurricane disaster relief show on NBC raised over $35 million.
THE BIG 6-0 The Grammys celebrate their 60th anniversary this year in New York, and as executive producer, Ehrlich will keep the energy flowing from Lady Gaga to Childish Gambino to Little Big Town to Cardi B to Bruno Mars, among other performers. “The term ‘Grammy moment’ is more than just an empty phrase,” he says. “Our show is broader. I really love the idea of building these moments.” His goal: “To live through it.”