Although they were down considerably from 2017, the Grammy Awards were still far and away the No. 1 show on network TV in the week of Jan. 22.

The awards scored a 5.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 19.8 million viewers, leading CBS to a weekly win in both measures. CBS also had the second and third most-watched shows of the week in “NCIS” (13.97 million viewers) and “Bull” (11.08 million).

“This Is Us” finished second to the Grammys in the 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

Jan. 22-28 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.1/4 (2) 1.7/7 (1) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.8/3 (4) 0.9/3 (3) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.64 (2) 8.46 (1) 1.37 (6) 3.03 (4) 4.24 (3) 1.15 (7) 1.40 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/6 (4) 1.7/7 (3) 0.6/2 (5) 1.8/7 (2) 2.1/8 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.97 (4) 9.58 (1) 1.70 (5) 6.07 (3) 8.34 (2) 1.30 (7) 1.54 (6)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Jan. 22-28, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 GRAMMY AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 7:30 PM 5.9 7,666
2 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.6 3,289
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.3 2,920
4 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,334
THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,283
6 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 1.7 2,210
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,138
8 9-1-1 FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,125
9 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,980
NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME – CELTICS/WARRIORS ABC Sat. 8:31 PM 1.5 1,943
GRAMMY AWARDS RED CARPET – S CBS Sun. 7:07 PM 1.5 1,928
12 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.4 1,790
13 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,729
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,709
SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,671
CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 1.3 1,659
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,604
THE FOUR FOX Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,550
LETHAL WEAPON FOX Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,530
THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,524
MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,518
THE WALL NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,506
SUPERSTORE NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,497
24 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 9:31 PM 1.1 1,452
THE GOOD PLACE NBC Thurs. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,433
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.1 1,428
SHARK TANK ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,392
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,386

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Jan. 22-28, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 GRAMMY AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 7:30 PM 19,803
2 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 13,968
3 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,082
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 9,613
5 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 9,379
6 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,310
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,627
8 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,572
9 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 7,368
10 GRAMMY AWARDS RED CARPET – S CBS Sun. 7:07 PM 6,958
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,904
12 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 6,850
13 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 6,848
14 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 6,739
15 9-1-1 FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,572
16 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 9:31 PM 6,544
17 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,365
18 THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 6,176
19 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 6,173
20 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 6,089
21 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,056
22 THE WALL NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,784
23 SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 5,684
24 HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 5,559
25 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 5,321

All program ratings 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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