While there were at least some viewers who said “I do” to the Sean Lowe – Catherine Giudici wedding on ABC, let’s face it: The 2014 Grammy Awards were still the clear winner of broadcast television Sunday night.
Overall, the awards show ended up scoring an impressive 10.1 rating in preliminary figures in the demo, which is enormous. As a matter of fact, NFL football is really one of the few things that actually draws a better rating over the course of the year. This is why most networks opt to go for repeats in this time.
Meanwhile, the ratings for the “Bachelor” wedding, which ran over two hours and contained a ton filler, were at least reasonably solid. The 1.6 is better than some other recent specials related to the show, even if it is lower than most new episodes of “The Bachelor.” Ultimately, we could still see this being something that the network takes a chance on again in the future if they have another couple that is popular enough with the fans. (We certainly don’t think that we are going to see a live wedding for Juan Pablo Galavis for so many reasons.)
We imagine that the huge ratings for the Grammys are one of the many reasons why you end up seeing so many other networks create their own versions of awards shows, even if it does not always end up being an uproarious success for them at all. You just have to get the sort of stars that the Grammys do on the same stage; not only that, but you need the slick presentation and awards that actually matter. If you have a million different categories, we imagine that the trophies really don’t matter as much as they would otherwise.
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