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For entertainment lovers, the first part of the year is chock-full of ceremonies honoring artists’ achievements. If you’re writing about one of them, use these rules to guide you.

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Adele shone at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, grabbing awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and more. Though the singer had a terrific night, CBS did not: The show hit a new record low for the number of viewers, with 11.3 million tuning in. (2014’s Emmys had 15.6 million viewers.)

The New York Times reported:

The Emmy numbers follow a trend for slumping awards shows. The [2016] Oscars hit an eight-year low this year, and the Grammys hit a seven-year low. MTV’s ” Video Music Awards” lost a third of its audience last month compared with the year before.

With the buzz of last night’s ceremony still on our minds, entertainment fans can look forward to the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26—as TV executives anxiously wait to see whether viewer numbers can be regained.

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