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Grammys Score Best Ratings in a Decade

Slew of performers, from Bieber to Jagger, help show earn best ratings in a decade

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards drew the show's largest audience since 2001, CBS said.

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The show, which was unusually packed with show business legends from Bob Dylan to Barbra Streisand to Mick Jagger, drew 26.55 million viewers, and was up in adults 18-49, according to preliminary numbers. It earned a 14.8/24 and 10/26 in the demo.

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The numbers suggest the Grammys succeeded in offering something for every audience: indie heroes Arcade Fire played twice, Justin Bieber and Usher paired up, and Lady Gaga arrived in an egg. Country duo Lady Antebellum, meanwhile, dominated in awards.