Grammys a Ho-Hum Affair for TV Viewers?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Winehouse, Herbie Hancock and {tag Kanye West} didn’t provide quite enough drama to enthrall television viewers. Preliminary estimates indicate the Grammy Awards telecast was watched by 17.5 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said Monday that would make it the third least-watched Grammy Awards ever if later estimates confirm those numbers.

No Thriller25 at Grammy 50th – MiniBullet#58

After what felt like 12 hours of watching the 50th Grammys celebrations, Usher and Quincy Jones walked out on stage and… and… presented an award. That’s it. No Michael Jackson and no Thriller celebration.

Something should have told me to move on, early, after not hearing one thing about Jackson or any type of a 25th anniversary tribute on the night of the show. Nor was there any mention during the voiceovers before each commercial break.