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‘Grease Live’ is the Word on Fox

Live Three-Hour Musical Extravaganza Leads Fox to Solid Sunday Overnight Victory

SUNDAY 1/31/16
Metered Markets

Fox: 7.4 rating/11 share, CBS: 6.0/ 9, NBC: 2.9/ 5, ABC: 1.5/ 2

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening are not included because NBC aired “Super Bowl 49.”

For the complete analysis, click here.


“Grease Live!” (Fox)

-Honorable Mention:
“60 Minutes” (CBS), “Madam Secretary” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Galavant” (ABC)


Ratings Breakdown
“Grease” was the word, with the live three-hour musical extravaganza on Fox at an ample 7.4 rating/11 share in the household overnights from 7-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this finished first in each of the six half-hours. And it was just six percent below the 7.9/13 in the overnights for NBC’s live production of “The Wiz” on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. And that translated into 11.50 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. Considering this is Fox, chances are “Grease Live!” will come in at a young skew. And you can now expect more original musical productions on Fox.

Second overall for the night in the household overnights was CBS’ older-skewing combination of “60 Minutes” (#2: 6.7/11), “Madam Secretary” (#2: 7.0/11), “The Good Wife” (#2: 5.8/ 9), which is suddenly a question mark for renewal, and sophomore “CSI: Cyber” (#2: 4.5/ 8), which is unlikely to return.

In the distant No. 3 spot was NBC care of “Dateline” (#3: 2.7/ 4) and three hours of “American Ninja Warrior,” which averaged a 2.6/ 5 in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. and will be returning this summer. And ABC capped off this final night in January with its line-up of a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#4: 2.7/ 4), sophomore “Galavant” (#4: 1.3/ 2), which is unlikely to see season three, and encore telecasts of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (#4: 0.8/ 1) and “Shark Tank” (#3: 1.5/ 3).

Source: Nielsen Media Research