According to Variety.com, the show that last 3 hours drew only 6.5 million viewers in the 18-49 demo. The ratings slipped 29% in total people who watched compared to the 2017 broadcast, which drew a 2.4 rating and 9.2 million viewers. My goodness. Tracee Ellis Ross hosted again this year.
Taylor Swift, Ella Mai, Mariah Carey and others were on the show. And Gladys Knight sang a tribute to Aretha Franklin.