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HitFix's awesome and well-informed music team is covering the Grammy Awards from the red carpet and backstage.
That leaves me to cover the telecast itself, which is a challenge for three reasons:
1) I mostly know new music from who makes guest appearances on "American Idol" or "The X Factor."
2) CBS sucks and doesn't broadcast the Grammys live across the country, unlike the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and even the SAG Awards.
3)The Grammys are *scheduled* for 3.5 hours. Oy.
So please join the conversation below, because if folks don't stick with this recap, I'm gonna commit Boy Named Sue-icide.
Yup. That's the kind of up-to-date commentary you can expect from this live-blog.
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Fast National ratings for Friday, January 24, 2014.
ABC won Friday night thanks to the highest-rated regular "Shark Tank" episode ever, while FOX's timeslot swap of "Enlisted" and "Raising Hope" paid dividends for the first-year military comedy without really hurting the veteran show.
For the night, ABC averaged a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, and 7.2 million viewers overall. FOX was second (1.4, 5.1 million), followed by NBC (1.3, 5.4 million), CBS (1.1, 8 million) and the CW (0.3, 772,000).
8 p.m. -- "Bones" won the hour for FOX with a 1.8 rating and 7.4 million viewers, up from last week. "Dateline NBC" was second (1.4, 7.3 million), followed by an "Undercover Boss" repeat on CBS (1.2, 6.4 million), "Last Man Standing" and "The Neighbors" on ABC (1.1, 5.1 million) and "The Carrie Diaries" on the CW (0.3, 916,000).
9 p.m. -- "Shark Tank" (2.2, 8.1 million) won the hour for ABC with its highest-rated regular episode ever. NBC's "Grimm" (1.5, 5.9 million) was second, followed by a "Hawaii Five-0" repeat on CBS (1.0, 8.1 million). Placed immediately after "Bones," "Enlisted" (1.0, 3.2 million) added more than a million viewers from last week and was up significantly in the demo, while "Raising Hope" (0.8, 2.4 million) actually did slightly better in the demo this week than it did a week ago at 9. A CW "Supernatural" repeat (0.2, 628,000) was in last place.
10 p.m. -- "20/20" (1.9, 8.3 million) won the hour for ABC, followed by a "Blue Bloods" repeat on CBS (1.0, 9.7 million). The "Dracula" season finale (1.0, 3.1 million) was up slightly over last week.