- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Monday’s Grammys telecast missed a beat with the TV audience, delivering a seven-year low in viewership.

The Nielsen ratings company says the music shindig aired on CBS was seen by an average 24.95 million viewers. That was 300,000 fewer viewers than for last year’s edition, which was the smallest Grammys audience since 2009.

But “The 58th Annual Grammy Awards,” broadcast for the first time on a Monday and aired live in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, still scored the largest audience of any entertainment program this season, CBS said.

The show was hosted by LL Cool Jay for the fifth consecutive year.

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