Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 58th Grammy Awards (CBS) (8-11:30 p.m.) – S 7.7/22 24.95
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.2/7 7.15
The X-Files (FOX) 2.1/7 7.07
Superstore (NBC) 1.2/4 3.87
Mortal Kombat X: Machinima’s Chasing the Cup (The CW) – S 0.3/1 0.77
8:30 p.m. Telenovela (NBC) 0.7/2 2.33
9 p.m. Lucifer (FOX) 1.6/4 5.15
The Biggest Loser (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) 0.8/3 2.85
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.64
10 p.m. Castle (ABC) 0.9/3 5.09


The Grammy Awards, unsurprisingly, gave CBS a huge ratings win Monday night. The live telecast currently has a 7.4 rating drew a 7.7 rating in adults 18-49, per time zone-adjusted fast nationals. That’s down from 8.5 last season, when the awards aired in their usual Sunday spot. (Viewer numbers were about the same: 24.95 million vs. 25.3 million last year.)

The Grammys also put the hurt on a few other shows. “The X-Files” fell 0.4 week to week, and “The Bachelor” (2.2), “Superstore” (1.2) and “Telenovela” (0.7) all fell two tenths. FOX’s “Lucifer,” however, held up reasonably well, dipping only a tenth of a point vs. last week. “Castle” posted a 0.9, a season low in its regular home.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 7.4/22 1.8/5 1.7/5 0.9/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 23.72 6.11 6.46 2.93 0.71


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.0/5, 2.5/6

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (delayed by Grammys overrun): 0.7/5, 2.5/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.1/4

“Late Late Show with James Corden” (delayed): 0.4/4, 1.5/6

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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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