"Idol" tops the Grammys

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Ratings were up for the Grammy Awards on CBS, but "American Idol" on Fox still claimed the top spot in the weekly ratings. CBS did win the week in Household ratings, while Fox nailed the lecrative 18-49 demo.


In HH, CBS scored a 7.2 rating and 12 share, with Fox at 6.3/10, ABC 4.9/8, NBC 7.2/12, Univision 2.0/3, CW 1.2/2, MyNetworkTV 1.1/2, Telemundo 0.6/1, Ion 0.5/1, TeleFutura 0.4/1 and Azteca America 0.1/0.

In the 18-49 demo it was Fox followed by CBS, ABC, NBC, Univision, CW, a tie by Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, TeleFutura, Ion and Azteca America. Here are the week’s top 20 shows.

Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report

Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 02/02/09 – 02/08/09
Rank Program Network HH Rating HH Share 2+ Audience (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 14.8 23 26384
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 14.7 22 26601
3 GRAMMY AWARDS(S) CBS 11.2 18 19048
4 60 MINUTES CBS 10.4 17 16739
5 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10.2 17 16102
6 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 10.0 15 16550
7 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 9.8 15 15273
8 MENTALIST, THE CBS 9.0 14 14438
9 HOUSE FOX 8.8 13 14871
10 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 8.6 13 13823
10 NCIS CBS 8.6 13 13849
12 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 8.3 14 12910
13 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 7.8 13 12162
14 LIE TO ME FOX 7.7 12 12993
15 CSI CBS 7.5 11 11779
15 FRINGE FOX 7.5 11 12780
17 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 7.1 13 11415
18 BACHELOR, THE ABC 6.9 10 11022
19 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6.8 11 10344
20 BONES FOX 6.7 11 10860

Source: The Nielsen Company