Cardi B (L) and Bruno Mars perform during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards

As predicted, the 2018 Grammy Awards telecast was the lowest viewed in Grammy history. The 2018 Grammy Awards billed itself as the first-ever all rap and hip-hop telecast which aired live Sunday on CBS.

Pictured above are rapper Cardi B (left) and Bruno Mars who were among the diverse performers at Madison Square Garden. Bruno swept the awards with 6 trophies.

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Nielsen TV ratings plunged overnight for Fox TV’s dreadful soap opera Empire.

Wednesday’s episode drew just 8.2 million viewers. That’s down 8 million viewers since Empire‘s season 2 premiere.

Following the 9/23 second season premiere (which was itself down from hour two of the season one finale), each “Empire” episode has suffered a week-over-week decline in the overnight households (and in adults 18-49 and total viewership). The declines have not, however, come close to eradicating the series’ standing as Wednesday’s top broadcast show. Source

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I still don’t get the hype surrounding the hip hop soap opera Empire on Fox TV. Sure the season finale finished with a respectable viewership of 17 million, but so what? The Cosby Show and A Different World pulled in triple the viewers of Empire on any given week. I don’t recall the fervor surrounding those TV ratings.

Is it because Empire is a part of Hollywood’s gay agenda TV shows? The Walking Dead has higher TV ratings than Empire. Do we discussed that show’s ratings every week? Somebody clue me in.

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Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams‘ brutally honest, in-your-face style of pop culture commentary has catapulted her to #1 in the key demo of women 25-54. Wendy beat out other nationally syndicated talk shows including Ellen, Live with Kelly & Michael and Dr. Phil to take the #1 spot in daytime TV ratings.

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Arsenio Hall and The Queen Latifah Show

Arsenio Hall and Queen Latifah’s new talk shows are off to a great start. Both shows scored the highest debuts of the season. The Arsenio Hall averaged a 1.5 rating/6 share last week and The Queen Latifah Show delivered a 1.7 daytime rating among households. Only Katie Couric’s debut topped ‘The Queen’ as the highest daytime debut in the last 4 years.

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BET OWNed by Tyler Perry and Oprah

Last year, TV Titan Oprah Winfrey approached acclaimed film director Tyler Perry to help save her failing OWN Network, and he has delivered in a big way.

The joint partnership between Tyler Perry and Oprah’s OWN Network is crushing the competition — specifically BET.

According to a report in the NY Post, Perry’s first two shows on the OWN Network — Tuesday night’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” and Wednesday night comedy “Love Thy Neighbor” drew record ratings for Oprah’s fledgling network.

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