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‘Grammy Awards’ Sing on CBS

February 9, 2009 12:18 PM

CBS’ telecast of “The 51st Annual Grammy Awards” gave the network a winning night on Sunday.


Overall, the network averaged a 6.5 rating/16 share and 19 million viewers. A new episode of “60 Minutes” pulled a 3.1/9 (16.8 million), followed by the Grammys with a 7.6/18 (19.7 million), up 17% in the demo from last year’s ceremony.

ABC finished a strong second with a 3.5/9 (10.7 million), airing new episodes of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” (2.8/9, 9.3 million), “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (3.4/8, 10.4 million), “Desperate Housewives” (4.9/11, 13.7 million) and “Brothers & Sisters” (3.1/8, 9.3 million). The network had its highest-rated night in the demo in nine weeks, with “Videos” logging a new high since last February and “Housewives” posting a 7% increase.

Fox’s “Hole in the Wall” block and animation lineup gave the network third for the night with a 1.9/5 (4.1 million). Back-to-back “Wall” episodes posted a 0.9 (2.2 million) and a 1.2/3 (2.6 million). An encore “The Simpsons” scored a 2.2/6 (4.8 million), followed by repeats of “King of the Hill” (2.3/5, 4.8 million), “Family Guy” (2.8/6, 5.5 million) and “American Dad” (2.3/5, 4.6 million).

NBC finished fourth according to fast nationals (1.8,5, 7.1 million), but the number is subject to change once time-zone-adjusted figures for the NFL “Pro-Bowl “are released later today. The last hour of “Pro Bowl” coverage scored a 3.2/9 (9 million). At 8 p.m. a new “Dateline” pulled a 1.6/4 (7 million), while the network’s new miniseries “XIII” pulled a 1.3/3 (6.2 million).

The CW finished the night with a 0.4/1 (1.1 million). “Jericho” pulled a 0.2/1 (0.7 million) and the movie “Teen Wolf” howled away with a 0.6/1 (1.4 million). Among women 18-34, the network averaged a 0.5 rating.


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