Grammycast hits low note


Sunday night's Grammy Awards dominated primetime, but the telecast still fell to its lowest adults 18-49 ratings since at least 1992.

The three-hour telecast averaged 18.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/16 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates. That's also the third-lowest viewership since Nielsen began electronic monitoring.

Most of the other networks were in repeats against the Grammys, though ABC saw some success earlier in the night with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (9.6 million, 3.0/8) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (15.7 million, 5.4/12). But everyone else had a rough time, including a one-hour repeat "Family Guy" (6.9 million, 3.3/7), an original episode of ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" (8.6 million, 3.1/8) and the entire CW schedule. "Brothers & Sisters" fell to its lowest original rating in its two-year history.

Final ratings will be released Tuesday.

CBS (16.9 million, 5.8/14) led the night in viewership and 18-49 over ABC (12.4 million, 4.3/10), NBC (5.9 million, 2.1/5), Fox (7.4 million, 3.2/8) and the CW (951,000, 0.3/1).