grammy awards 2014 ratings TV ratings: Grammy Awards on par with 2013, Pro Bowl holds steadyFast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

The 56th Grammy Awards drew about as big an audience as the 55th Grammys, with early ratings showing the prime-time portion of the show (which ran to 11:45 p.m. ET) in line with last year’s numbers.

Also Sunday, NBC’s Pro Bowl telecast was pretty much even with last year’s despite the extra competition from the Grammys. “The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding” didn’t draw much of an audience for ABC, but it did improve significantly on a “Bachelorette” wedding special from December 2012.

CBS drew 25.9 million viewers and a 14.6 rating/22 share in households in primetime, beating the combined total of the other three networks. NBC (9.3 million, 5.4/8) came in second, although its numbers may rise with its live football broadcast. ABC (5.6 million, 3.7/6) took third, and FOX trailed with 3 million viewers and a 1.8/3.

CBS also dominated the 18-49 demographic with an 8.1 rating. NBC scored a 3.1 to finish second, and ABC and FOX tied for third at 1.3.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (14.5 million viewers, 8.9/14 households)
NBC: “Cris Collinsworth’s Sunday Night Football Special” (7.9 million, 4.8/8)/Pro Bowl (11.4 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: “Bob’s Burgers” rerun (1.55 million, 1.0/2)/”American Dad” rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: Pro Bowl (3.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: 56th Grammy Awards (29.2 million, 16.4/24)
NBC: Pro Bowl (10.7 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: “The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding” (6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (3.9 million, 2.2/3)/”Bob’s Burgers” (3.3 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: Grammy Awards (9.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: 56th Grammy Awards (30.7 million, 16.8/24)
NBC: Pro Bowl (8.9 million, 5.2/7)
ABC: “The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding” (6.3 million, 4.4/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (4.2 million, 2.3/3)/”American Dad” (3.3 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader
: Grammy Awards (10.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: 56th Grammy Awards (29 million, 16.4/26)
NBC: Pro Bowl (7.8 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (3.3 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: Grammy Awards (10.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter