Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 18:27:28-05

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year.

The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been the Grammys' smallest audience in a decade.

Alicia Keys hosted the awards show, which last nearly four hours.

Generally the Grammys has reached between 20 and 30 million the past decade, with a high of 39.9 million in 2012 when it was held shortly after Whitney Houston's death.