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CBS Soars to Monday Overnight Victory Care of ‘The Grammy Awards’

Results On Par from One Year Earlier

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 16.5 rating/26 share, ABC: 4.5/ 7, Fox: 3.8/ 6, NBC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
CBS: +184, Fox: – 7, ABC: -22, NBC: -54, CW: -58

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-Winners:
“The Grammy Awards” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Telenovela” (NBC), “Mortal Combat X: Machinima’s Chasing the Cup” (CW), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC)

For the complete listing of “Grammy Award” winners, click here

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Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about “The 58th Annual Grammy Awards” on CBS last night, of course, which averaged a16.1 rating/25 share in the household overnights from 8-11:31 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was right on par with the 16.7/26 in the overnights for the year-ago telecast (on Sunday, 2/18/15), and that averaged 24.82 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/23 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Comparably, CBS beat the four competing networks combined by 5.8 household rating points.

For the complete listing of “Grammy Award” winners, click here

In the distant No. 2 spot was ABC care of guilty pleasure “The Bachelor,” which at a still respectable 5.0/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. was 18 percent below the 6.1/ 9 one week earlier, and tired “Castle” (#2: 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m.). Fox’s pairing of dramas “The X-Files” (#2: 4.5/ 7) and “Lucifer” (#4: 3.2/ 5) slipped by 13 percent and 11 percent, respectively, from one week earlier, which is nothing significant. And NBC could not compete with a trio of series lows for “Superstore” (#4: 2.5/ 4), “Telenovela” (#4: 1.6/ 2) and “The Biggest Loser” (1.8/ 3 from 9-11 p.m.), which needs to take a break. Chances of a second season for “Telenovela” is highly unlike;ly.

The CW capped off this third Monday in February with 8 p.m. special “Mortal Combat X: Machinima’s Chasing the Cup” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and a repeat of “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Marc, I’d say The X-Files dropping every single week it’s been on is pretty significant. This is only a six ep miniseries. Interest is already flagging hard. These ratings are driven by nostalgia, and you know as well as me, that doesn’t last.

    • I would agree overall, however, last night it also faced significant competition from the Grammys — and while it slid a little, it held up pretty well considering.

  2. Seems like all the networks held there own last night that wasn’t NBC with there duds. I agree time for the Biggest Loser to take a break it’s long in the tooth.