TV Ratings Sunday: Grammy Awards Down From Last Year as 'The Simpsons', 'American Dad' & 'Family Guy' All Slide (Updated)

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January 27th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 8.1/20 3.1/8 1.3/3 1.3/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 7.3/21 2.8/8 1.0/3 1.3/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 25.867 9.266 5.630 3.037 1.867

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC & CBS (Pro Bowl & Grammy Awards)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.   

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 2.1, up from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.The Grammy Awards earned a 10.1 (from 8-11PM)  From 8PM- 11:45, The Grammy Awards earned a 9.9 Adults 18-49 rating, down from the 10.1 (adjusted down from a preliminary 10.3) last year's special earned. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On NBC, The Pro Bowl notched a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from the preliminary 3.3 last year's game earned (which later adjusted up to a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating).

On FOX, The Simpsons earned a 1.7, down half a ratings point from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating two weeks ago. Bob's Burgers notched a 1.5. also down half a ratings point from the 2.0 it earned two weeks ago. Family Guy earned a 2.0, down seven tenths from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad earned a 1.5, down eight tenths from its last original's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the special The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding notched a 1.6, up  from the 0.9 adults 18-49 rating last week's Bachelor special earned and up from the 1.0 Ashley and JP's Wedding special earned. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM NBC Sunday Night Football Special 2.3 7 7.89
CBS 60 Minutes 2.1 6 14.467
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5 4 6.98
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.6 2 1.55
7:30PM NBC Pro Bowl (7:30-11PM)
FOX American Dad -R 0.8 2 2.01
8:00 PM CBS Grammy Awards (8-11:45PM) 9.9 25 28.50
FOX The Simpsons 1.7 4 3.91
ABC The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding (8-10PM) 1.6 4 6.10
8:30PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.5 4 3.29
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.0 5 4.19
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.5 3 3.28
10:00PM ABC Castle -R 0.5 1 3.23

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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  • grey


  • +1

    The Grammys were boring. Whatever, I guess I’m not into Beyonce & Jay Z as the rest of the world. At least, Imagine Dragons ruled!

  • AlanHalliwell

    Goes to show that family guy is the best animation fox has. American dad should have done better

  • nerv

    Animation Domination did well against the Grammys. Nice one!

  • DW

    a coming soon rating for the pro bowl?. take that walking dead! :)

  • rob60990

    Bachelor wedding did really well.

  • jollybug

    No ratings growth for the Grammys? Terrible. It’s gonna get canceled next season.

  • Mike, DDS


    Yes because everybody knows that the best television shows always have the highest ratings

  • Stephan

    The Simpsons should be above The Bachelor in the table.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Looks like a few extra people watched 60M for the Leno interview, like me.

    Those FOX numbers show that big audiences on other channels obviously don’t affect ratings.

    Who won the Pro Bowl? Does anyone care?

    Pretty miserable for Castle, even for a repeat.

  • sara881

    Good Ratings for the Grammys. Sorry for the people “Music nowdays is horrible” etc… when 10 years ago we have backstrett boys and britney spears

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Grammys were boring, celebrating the worst year in music history.I expected to be down this year.

  • Stephan

    I see it’s fixed now.

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Family Guy.

  • Dan


    “Those FOX numbers show that big audiences on other channels obviously don’t affect ratings.”

    How does Simpsons down .5, Bob’s down .5, Family Guy down .7 and American Dad down .8 show that?


    Grammys did excellent in ratings for kind of a ho hum year in music.

  • DenverDean

    FOX is TRYING TO KILL “Animation Domination” by airing it against Grammys. LOL

  • Nick

    For only having a few big names this year, the Grammys did very well.

    However, they were terribly boring. Maybe that just speaks for music itself this year. Not a bad year – just all-around boring.

    Beyonce was pretty good, though. P!nk brought it as usual. Everyone else was meh

  • Maximillian

    60 Minutes only got a 2.1 with 14M viewers? Really skewed old last night before the Grammys.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    The choreography and athleticism of the Pink Grammys performance was off the charts, but the Metallica song blew the roof off the dump.


    Oops, forgot the sarcasm smily. ;-) :grin:

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