Triumph: Worst-Ever Awards Show Scores Better Than Worst-Ever Ratings

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Defying our stern warnings, an astounding 17.5 million masochistic viewers tuned into the Grammys, making it only the third-lowest-rated show in the awards' history. A triumph by all measures, especially since last night's show was so bad it nearly made our DVR puke. The worst-watched ceremony ever was 2006's, at which Paul McCartney played a mashed-up version of "Yesterday" with Jay-Z and Linkin Park. Even that would have been preferable to Will.I.Am singing "Mack the Knife."

Grammys a Ho-Hum Affair for TV Viewers [AP]