Award show junkies will know that the Oscars, the Emmys, the Grammys and other big award shows are typically always held on Sunday nights. In fact, for more than a decade, the Grammys have always been on Sunday. So what’s with the schedule change this year?
According to Forbes, the move to Monday (Feb. 15) is a one-time change caused by the holiday weekend. The combination of Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day created a four-day weekend with a very likely chance that viewership on Sunday would be much lower than Monday night.
After all, it’s not a reach to suppose that people would be out celebrating Valentine’s Day on Sunday evening, especially considering most of them wouldn’t have to go in for work Monday morning.
Last year’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards pulled in 25.3 million viewers, so that is the number to beat for the 2016 Monday broadcast.
The Grammys will air Monday (Feb. 15) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.