"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" Ratings Jump

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" Ratings Jump

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" Ratings Jump
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The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," which aired Nov. 30 on CBS, posted year-over-year viewership gains in adults 18–49, adults 18–34 and adults 25–54, according to preliminary data released by Nielsen SoundScan. The show tied for first place for the night among adults 18–34, with a year-over-year 13 percent increase in households for CBS, as well as a 15 percent increase in adults 25–54, 12 percent increase in adults 18–49 and 8 percent increase in adults 18–34, adding an overall 610,000 viewers. The show is the prelude to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012, on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT. (12/1)

Andrew Kazdin Dies
GRAMMY-winning producer Andrew Kazdin died Nov. 28 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. Known for his work with such classical artists as organist E. Power Biggs, pianists Glenn Gould, Murray Perahia and Ruth Laredo, and the New York Philharmonic, Kazdin was recognized for revolutionizing classical recordings by using popular music production techniques. He earned 17 GRAMMY nominations throughout his career, including six for Best Classical Album and three for the prestigious Producer of The Year, Classical award. Kazdin's first GRAMMY win came in 1981 for Best Engineered Recording, Classical, for Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration. He earned the Best Opera Recording GRAMMY the following year for Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen. (12/1)
 

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