Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Note: CBS’ live Grammy Awards broadcast will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||Grammy Red Carpet Live (CBS)||2.2/9||9.96|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||1.0/4||6.17|
|Dateline (NBC) (7-9 p.m.)||0.7/3||3.70|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.09|
|7:30 p.m.||Grammy Awards (CBS) (7:30-11 p.m.) – S||5.9/21*||19.81*|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.4/1||0.93|
|8 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.9/3||4.76|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.31|
|8:30 p.m.||Ghosted (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.01|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||1.1/4||4.47|
|Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.38|
|Movie: Neighbors (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.4/1||1.39|
|9:30 p.m.||LA to Vegas (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.29|
|10 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||1.0/4||3.91|
*Time zone-adjusted numbers.
UPDATE: In time zone-adjusted ratings, the Grammys delivered a 5.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 19.81 million viewers. That’s down 24 percent in both adults 18-49 and viewers vs. last year’s awards. It’s the lowest 18-49 rating the Grammys have ever recorded and the least-watched ceremony since 2009.
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The Grammy Awards took a sizable ratings hit compared to 2017, although they still dominated Sunday’s ratings.
The live broadcast’s metered-market household rating, 12.7/21, is down about 20 percent compared to last year’s awards. In the fast nationals, the Grammys drew 17.64 million viewers and a 5.4 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates. Last year the preliminary figures were 23 million and 7.3, which adjusted up to 26.07 million and 7.8.
ABC’s “Shark Tank” was the only other original show on broadcast Sunday, and it held up reasonably well. Two episodes drew 1.1 and 1.0 ratings in adults 18-49, on par with the previous week opposite the NFC Championship game.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.0/18||1.0/4||0.5/2||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||16.68||4.83||2.55||1.17|
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