Fast National ratings for Sunday, February 8, 2015.
CBS' broadcast of the 2015 Grammy Awards was down double-digits from last year's Grammys telecast among young viewers and also dropped overall, but still dominated Sunday in all measures.
Whereas ratings on normal live events are preliminary, CBS stubbornly refuses to air the Grammys live nationwide, however the telecast ran 45 minutes outside of primetime, so these aren't the ratings for the 2015 Grammys so much as the ratings for the primetime segment of the 2015 Grammys.
Those numbers will come later, as will numbers for the “Walking Dead” winter premiere, though this will probably be a rare circumstance in which “Walking Dead” wasn't the night's top show.
Certainly nothing on network TV was able to get any traction against the Grammys, which crushed FOX's original comedy slat, an “American Ninja Warrior” special on NBC and a screening of “The Hunger Games” on ABC.
On to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 7.0 rating for Sunday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC's 1.1 key demo rating and the 1.0 key demo rating for FOX followed at a distance, while NBC averaged a 0.7 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 22.1 million viewers and a 12.7 rating/20 share for Sunday primetime. ABC was a distant second with 4.24 million viewers and a 2.5/4, followed by NBC's 3.185 million viewers and 2.0/3. FOX averaged a 1.3/2 and 2.16 million viewers for the night.