Despite Bono declaring last night's (13FEB05) Grammy Awards as the best "ever seen", TV ratings show the ceremony scored its second-lowest number of viewers in its history.

Bosses at American TV network CBS say the telecast drew 18.83 million viewers - the lowest figure since March 1995 and the second-lowest in the history of NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH's Grammy viewership data.

Ratings juggernaut Desperate Housewives, which is broadcast on rival network NBC, ran an hour into the Grammy Awards and drew almost 3 million more viewers than the star-studded ceremony.

14/02/2005 21:42