With big performances, a mass wedding and Pharrell Williams' giant hat getting much of the attention, the
The 56th Grammy Awards took in an average of 28.5 million viewers to
That's up slightly from the 28.4 million people who viewed last year's gala, but well below the record of 40 million who watched the 2012 show that aired after the death of
Sunday's telecast earned a rating of 9.9 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age group, down about 2% from last year.
Just 10 awards were presented during the marathon show, which was dominated by high-profile collaborations, some obvious (
Daft Punk, the masked electronic duo from France, left with the honors for album and record of the year. The night was also notable for a wedding staged during a performance of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem "Same Love," during which 33 couples were married by Queen Latifah.
Time zone-adjusted numbers for the
[UPDATE: This post has been updated to include ratings data for the key 18-49 age group.]