The Grammy Awards was king on Presidents Day, but “The Bachelor” scored a pretty regal boast, too: Last night, the ABC dating series topped “The X-Files” for the first time in the key 18-49 demographic.
Fox brass can hang their hats on the fact that the channel edged ABC overall across primetime — at least partially because the Dana Walden-Gary Newman-run network airs one hour less nationally. The Disney-owned broadcaster bested Fox among total viewers, however.
Per fast national numbers, the Grammys handed CBS a 7.4 rating/22 share and 23.7 million total viewers across primetime. But while the awards easily (and obviously) topped the night, don’t consider those final. Readers can learn more about the Grammys’ earlier household ratings here. Final numbers will be released a bit later today.
Behind CBS, Fox finished second in ratings with a 1.8/5 and third in viewers with 6.1 million. At 8 p.m. ET, “The X-Files” had a 2.1/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Lucifer” at 9 got a 1.6/4 and 5.2 million viewers.
ABC was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and second in viewers with 6.5 million. “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 2.2/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 dragged down the network’s primetime average with a 0.9/3 and 5.1 million viewers.
NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “Superstore” at 8 p.m. ET received a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers. “Telenovela” at 8:30 had a 0.7/2 and 2.3 million viewers. “The Biggest Loser” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.8 million viewers.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 707,000. The special finale of “Chasing the Cup” at 8 p.m. ET settled for a 0.3/1 and 772,000 viewers. A rerun followed.