Sunday night's CBS telecast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards drew an average of 27.56 million viewers, peaking in the 9 00 p.m. half hour with 29.30 million -- the biggest audience to watch the music awards show in at least a decade and up 7 percent from a year ago, when 25.87 million tuned in. MediaWeek.com posted these results from Nielsen 8 00 p.m. - 26.32 million; 8 30 p.m. - 27.74 million; 9 00 p.m. - 29.30 million; 9 30 p.m. - 28.41 million; 10 00 p.m. - 28.26 million; 10 30 p.m. - 25.31 million. (The biggest audience ever to watch the Grammys was recorded in 1984, the year of Michael Jackson's "Thriller " an average of 51.67 million. Just five years ago, the Grammys drew just 17.01 million, a record low for the awards.)

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