Jennifer Armstrong
February 09, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

The Grammy Awards gave CBS an easy Sunday ratings victory, averaging 19.7 million viewers — up a stunning 11 percent over last year, a rarity for awards shows these days — while the net’s 60 Minutes interview with U.S. Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger netted a similarly solid 16.8 million viewers. The first night of NBC’s two-part Val Kilmer movie XIII, meanwhile, fell flat, garnering an audience of just 6.3 million. The rest of the weekend was business as usual, with the Eye killing on Friday with Ghost Whisperer (11.4 million viewers) and Numb3rs (10.2 million), NBC’s critical darling Friday Night Lights (4.2 million) continuing to suffer, and Fox dominating Saturday — this time with NASCAR coverage (7.6 million).

 

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS)
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (NBC)
Hole in the Wall (Fox)
Jericho (The CW)
16.8
9.3
9.0
2.4
.7 (repeat)
8 p.m. Grammy Awards (CBS)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
Dateline (NBC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Teen Wolf (The CW)
19.7
10.4
7.0
4.8 (repeat)
1.4
8:30 p.m. King of the Hill (Fox) 4.8 (repeat)
9 p.m. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Night at the Movies: XIII
Family Guy (Fox)
13.7
6.3
5.5 (repeat)
9:30 p.m. American Dad (Fox) 4.6 (repeat)
10 p.m. Brothers and Sisters (ABC) 9.3

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