Even a down Grammys provided a big win by a major margin for CBS. Unfortunately for Fox, the stiff competition resulted in a blow to animated series “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” which hit a regularly scheduled series low and just a straight-up series low on Sunday, respectively.
It is important to note for the awards show itself that the below fast national numbers are not official Grammy ratings, as they do not count the final 45 minutes of the broadcast. The celebration’s lead-in, “60 Minutes” rose 36 percent in the key demo from its most recent original.
CBS was first in ratings with a 7.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 22.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., “60 Minutes” received a 1.5/5 and 9.9 million viewers. From 8-11, the Grammys earned an 8.8/23 — down 11 percent from last year — and 26.2 million viewers. The total audience number is a decrease of eight percent from 2014.
Per the earlier-reported metered-market ratings, the awards show was down six percent year-over-year. Brush up on the results from that metric here. Final numbers will be out later on Monday.
ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with 4.2 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 1.4/4 and 6.6 million viewers. A rerun followed.
Fox was third in ratings with a 1.0/3, but fifth in viewers with 2.2 million. “Mulaney” at 7 got a 0.5/2 and 1.2 million viewers. Following a rerun, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.2/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 received a 1.2/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 managed a 1.4/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 9:30 did a 1.0/2 and brought in 1.9 million viewers.
Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in viewers with 2.2 million.
NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2, but third in viewers with 3.2 million. “Dateline” at 7 had a 0.9/3 and 5.7 million viewers. A repeat followed.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 696,000.