Ratings: Grammy Awards most viewed since 2001

lady-gaga-grammy-320.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, February 13, 2011.

CBS's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was the most-viewed Grammys telecast since 2001, with 26.55 million people tuning in to see all the madness. The Awards secured a win for CBS, of course, with ABC in second place with a very strong night considering its Awards competition.

With the show, CBS' Sunday averaged 23.7 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/22 share in households. ABC followed with 7.4 million (4.6/8). NBC was watched by 4.7 million viewers (3.2/5), and FOX had 4.5 million (2.6/4)

In the key 18-49 demo, CBS had an 8.2, followed by FOX with 2.3, ABC with 2.0, and NBC with 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.2 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.7 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.7 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.9 million, 1.6/3) / "American Dad" (3.9 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (2.1)

8 p.m.

CBS: Grammy Awards (27.0 million, 15.0/24)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.4 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (5.6 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.6 million, 3.1/5) / "Bob's Burgers" (4.2 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: Grammys (9.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: Grammy Awards (28.8 million, 15.8/24)
FOX: Family Guy (5.9 million, 3.5/5) / "The Cleveland Show" (4.7 million, 2.8/4)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (9.1 million, 5.7/9)
NBC: "Harry's Law" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: Grammys (10.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: Grammy Awards (26.7 million, 15.0/25)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (6.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Harry's Law" repeat (3.9 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: Grammys (10.5)

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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