The Grammy Awards were far and away the No. 1 program on TV (broadcast or cable) for the week of Feb. 21. The show, though down some from 2015, still led the broadcast charts by a huge margin — its 7.7 rating in adults 18-49 was more than double its closest competitor (“The Big Bang Theory,” 3.8).

In viewers, the Grammys’ 24.95 million led a CBS sweep of the Top 10 spots — the second week in a row that’s happened.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 15-21, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GRAMMY AWARDS – S CBS 7.7 9714
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 4800
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.4 3090
4 NCIS CBS 2.3 2936
5 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.2 2781
5t GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.2 2749
7 THE X-FILES FOX 2.1 2709
7t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.1 2657
9 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.0 2539
9t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.0 2523
9t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2505
9t AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.0 2479
13 SURVIVOR – P CBS 1.9 2445
13t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.9 2388
15 MOM CBS 1.8 2338
15t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.8 2319
15t WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 – S ABC 1.8 2264
15t SCANDAL ABC 1.8 2241
19 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.7 2100
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.6 2043
20t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 1994
20t SHARK TANK ABC 1.6 1984
20t LUCIFER FOX 1.6 1974
24 THE FLASH CW 1.5 1943
24t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.5 1887
24t HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.5 1840

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Feb. 15-21, 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 GRAMMY AWARDS – S CBS 24951
2 NCIS CBS 17335
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15240
4 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13419
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10740
6 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10725
7 60 MINUTES CBS 10670
8 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 9336
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8860
10 MOM CBS 8684
11 SURVIVOR – P CBS 8297
12 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 8228
13 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8186
14 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 7914
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7818
16 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7732
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7529
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7480
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 7451
20 THE MIDDLE ABC 7285
21 THE BACHELOR ABC 7236
22 THE X-FILES FOX 7069
23 WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 – S ABC 6908
24 CSI: CYBER CBS 6691
25 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6671

 

All numbers are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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