TV ratings: Grammy Awards on par with 2013, Pro Bowl holds steady

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grammy-awards-2014-ratings.jpgFast 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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