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CBS Grammy Show Gets 7.1 Million Viewers

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NEW YORK — CBS' Grammy nominations special wasn't a breakaway hit with viewers Wednesday night, but it didn't play off-key.

The concert-and-announcements show attracted 7.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. This meant a fourth-place position among programs that were separated by only a million.

NBC's "Life" led in the 9-10 p.m. EST slot with 8.1 million viewers, followed by the second half of the premiere of Fox's "Secret Millionaire" with 8.0 million. ABC's "Private Practice" was third with 7.8 million.

The prime-time special was a first for the Grammys, which typically have announced the nominations in the morning with brief TV coverage.

The Grammys will air Feb. 8 on CBS.

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