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After delaying proceedings for almost two months and coming up with innovative ways to put on a live show during the coronavirus pandemic, the Grammys are mostly going back to normal with their 2022 awards ceremony.
The 64th annual edition of the music trophyfest is set to take place on Jan. 31 from Los Angeles’ Staples Center and air live on CBS and Paramount+, with the show set to be available later on demand on the ViacomCBS streaming service.
However, for the first time since 2016, the show will air on a Monday night. In 2016, the show aired on Monday, Feb. 15.
The Grammys have often aired on Sundays for the past 20 years, occasionally switching to Wednesday night, which was frequently when the awards ceremony took place in the ’90s.
Incidentally, Jan. 31 was the original date of the 2021 Grammys before it was postponed to March 14 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles in January.
This year’s Grammys hit an all-time low in ratings, with just 9.23 million viewers and a 2.28 rating among adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s final same-day ratings. Viewership was down sharply from 2020’s edition of the music awards ceremony, falling 51 percent in terms of total viewers (from 18.69 million) and 58 percent in the 18-49 demographic (from 5.4 million).
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