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The Grammys, which became a celebration of the late Ray Charles, helped CBS capture a Sunday win, but the musical kudosfest couldn't beat the sassy housewives of ABC, making for a tight race.
Overall, CBS won the night with an 11.0 rating/17 share, though the numbers are subject to change due to the live nature of the Grammys for much of the country. ABC was second with a 9.7/15. NBC was a distant third with a 6.9/11, still easily beating FOX's 3.5/5. The WB was well off the pace with a 1.3/2.
CBS won a narrow victory among adults 18-49, doing a 6.8 rating in the demographic that makes the advertisers want to party on the dance floor. ABC was a tight second with a 6.4 rating. NBC's 2.8 rating only barely beat the 2.7 for FOX. The WB was still in last with a 0.8 rating.
The telecast of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards started things off at 7 p.m. with an 8.6/14 for CBS. ABC was second with the first hour of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" at 6.4/11. "Dateline NBC" was third for the hour, beating the 3.2/5 averaged by FOX's "King of the Hill" and "Malcolm in the Middle." The WB trailed with an encore of "Summerland."
At 8 p.m., the Queen Latifah-hosted Grammys stayed on top with a 12.2/18. ABC's second hour of "EM:HE" improved to a 9.7/15. NBC aired a repeat of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and got a 6.0/9, easily better than the average for FOX's "The Simpsons" and "Arrested Development." On The WB, "Charmed" had only a 1.9/2.
ABC grabbed first for the competitive 9 p.m. hour with the slightly lower-than-usual 14.0/20 for "Desperate Housewives." CBS dipped to second, as the Grammys held onto an 11.7/17. NBC's new "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was third with an 8.8/13. FOX had repeats of "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" in fourth with a 3.2/5. The WB was last again with "Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge."
CBS was back on top to close the night with an 11.6/19 for the Grammys. ABC's "Boston Legal" was second, just better than the 8.3/13 for NBC's "Crossing Jordan."