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

Results On Par from One Year Earlier


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


“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


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

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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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.