Early Numbers Show Grammy Awards Match Last Year’s Ratings

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The Grammy Awards did not see an increase in ratings this year, despite multiple political statements and highly touted tributes to Prince and George Michael.

(Photos: Getty Images)

(Photos: Getty Images)

Early returns show that the ratings from the awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night were nearly even with the 2016 show. According to Nielsen’s metered market overnights, the four-hour show produced a 16.0 household rating and 26 share, down slightly from last year.

Ratings for the Grammy Awards have been on the decline since 2015, when 25.3 million people tuned in. In 2016, only 24.95 million viewers watched.

Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

People were convinced that Beyonce made a pro-life statement during her lengthy performance dedicated to birth and motherhood.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

Katy Perry wore a white pantsuit in honor of Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Katy Perry’s Tribute To Hillary)

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Busta Rhymes verbally attacked President Trump from the stage. (RELATED: Busta Rhymes Nicknames Trump ‘President Agent Orange)

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