Once, not that long ago, the Grammy's would get 30-40 million viewers. Sunday, the show got the 3rd worst numbers in its history with a mere 12 million.
While it's true that music is as about as dead as it's ever been, you'd think people would still tune in, but obviously not.
I watched it live and there was one standout part of the show - Stevie Wonder and country star Chris Stapleton tore the house down in a tribute to Smokey Robinson.
But when their set was over (I think it was the 2nd or 3rd in the batting order), the show quickly became a collection of very bad music ans circus side show freaks. A fat, angry, waaaaaay too many face lifts Madonna introducing an even fatter Sam Smith dressed as Satan (backed by a transexual who had full on change surgery when still a teenager). Trainwreck hardly describes it.
CBS would later retract their tweet about Fat Satan which read, "We're ready to worship!". Naturally, people weren't very amused. I myself was outraged to see the Lord of Darkness portrayed by a fat English twink.
But at least they could sing and are in the music industry. Unlike Jill Biden, who for reasons that are still unknown, introduced the song of the year. Which is the point of the show where I had had enough.
I did turn back to the show, this time to watch the news, only to see that the show was still on at the 11:40 mark. To let this disaster of a show roll past 11 is absolutely insane.
And yet, it will still somehow be better than the Oscars.