Viewership for the Grammy Awards rose on Sunday night, with an average of about 26 million viewers, about a million more than last year’s ceremony, according to Nielsen.
The show featured a showdown of sorts between Beyonce and Adele, with live performances from both, among other noteworthy artists.
Twitter nearly exploded when Adele once Best Album of the Year instead of Beyonce’s “Lemonade”. Adele went on to dedicate her award to Beyonce. See video here (jump to the 1:45 mark for the Beyonce dedication).
Additionally, the show was hosted for the by CBS late night host James Corden (of Carpool Karaoke fame) for the first time. He played a more involved role than previous host LL Cool J.
This is the third straight year that the Grammys ratings have held strong. The Golden Globes were also up 8% this year.