More viewers see Latin Grammys

From a Times staff writer

The three-hour telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision Thursday night drew an average of 5.7 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research reported Friday, up from 5.1 million last year in its first outing on the Spanish-language network. And, like last year, it was the most-watched program of the night in L.A., Spanish or English.

The Latin Grammys began life on CBS, averaging 7.5 million viewers for the first telecast in 2000. But the ratings went down from there, falling to 3.3 million in 2004, after which CBS dropped the show and Univision moved in.