Grammys on CBS viewed by 26 million, highest since 2014

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Adele poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for "25", song of the year for "Hello", record of the year for "Hello", best pop solo performance for "Hello", and best pop vocal album for "25" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) —  Sunday's Grammy Awards delivered its largest viewership since 2014, according to Nielsen.

              The audience of 26 million viewers reflected a 4 percent uptick from last year, the smallest Grammys audience since 2009.

             It stands as the season's top-rated special in viewers.

Aired by CBS, it was hosted by James Corden of CBS' "The Late Late Show."