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On 1/29/2018 2:03 PM, Irish Ranger wrote:
> Grammys ratings plummet following politically charged night
> By Sasha Savitsky	
> 
> "While the stars in attendance seemed to enjoy Sunday night's highly-politicized Grammy Awards,
viewers were semmingly turned off by the night's political antics which included a cameo from former
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
> 
> Viewership for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards was down by more than 20 percent from last year's
show, Deadline reports.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the early number ratings could
indicate an all-time low for the Grammys.
> 
> The three-and-a-half hour awards ceremony was given a 12.7 rating among households, according to
data from Nielsen Media. That is the biggest ratings drop for the Grammys since 2013, one year after
the death of Whitney Houston on the eve of the 2012 ceremony.
> 
> The show aired earlier this year, but it did not face competition from "The Walking Dead" like it
did last year as the zombie show won't return for several more weeks.
> 
> Some of the night's more political moments included a brief Clinton cameo where she read from the
book "Fire and Fury" and Kendrick Lamar taking the stage backed by a waving American flag flanked by
a cadre of dancers dressed in military-like clothing. He performed his lightening-quick rap
“XXX,” which contains some political lyrics.
> 
> Camila Cabello had one of the more politically-charged moments of the night when she took the
stage to make a plea in favor of Dreamers, referencing the debate happening in Washington D.C. over
the repeal of DACA.
> 
> And Logic and U2 used their time on stage to slam Trump's alleged 's---thole countries' comment. "
> You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

Umm... how do the ratings tally viewers who tuned in but bolted 
halfway-through in a fit of political pique?

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