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Early Ratings: Grammys Slip From Last Year

Music’s biggest night is down about six percent from 2014’s January show

Sunday’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards dipped a full ratings point in the 56 metered-market households from last year’s broadcast, when the show aired on Jan. 26, 2014.

The Feb. 8, 2015 edition received a 16.7 rating/26 share per the very early metric, versus the prior year’s 17.7/28. That makes the show down about six percent at the moment. Final numbers are expected later on Monday.

Currently, Sunday’s ceremony was the lowest metered-market rating for the Grammys since Feb. 8, 2009, when it did a 12.3/19.

Sunday night’s show was hosted by LL Cool J once again. Sam Smith stole the celebration with four Grammys, while Beck scored Album of The Year. It was also a big night for Pharrell Williams, with Beyonce having her triumphs as well.

The broadcast, which ran even longer than its allotted three-and-a-half hours, packed in 23 performances among the trophy presentations. AC/DC kicked the night off, while John Legend and Common closed the show performing “Glory” from the film “Selma.”

Beyonce served as a very capable warm-up act for the two (technically speaking) headliners.

Catch up with the full list of winners here.