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Ratings: Grammys Are No. 1 with a Bullet

Sunday's ratings summary:

7 pm/ET
Katie Couric's 60 Minutes sit-down with US Airways pilot "Sully" dominated the hour with 16.8 million total viewers.

8 pm
CBS' broadcast of the Grammy Awards averaged 19.68 million viewers over its run, a 15 percent increase over last year's performance. Extreme Makeover placed second with 10.4 mil, dropping 10 percent.

9 pm
Housewives trailed the Grammys, delivering 13.7 mil (up 690K from its last fresh episode). The NBC TV-movie XIII did less than half that, averaging 6.24 mil over its two-hour run.

10 pm
Brothers & Sisters scored second with 9.34 million viewers, up 400K.

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Ratings: Grammys Are No. 1 with a Bullet

Sunday's ratings summary:

7 pm/ET
Katie Couric's 60 Minutes sit-down with US Airways pilot "Sully" dominated the hour with 16.8 million total viewers.

8 pm
CBS' broadcast of the Grammy Awards averaged 19.68 million viewers over its run, a 15 percent increase over last year's performance. Extreme Makeover placed second with 10.4 mil, dropping 10 percent.

9 pm
Housewives trailed the Grammys, delivering 13.7 mil (up 690K from its last fresh episode). The NBC TV-movie XIII did less than half that, averaging 6.24 mil over its two-hour run.

10 pm
Brothers & Sisters scored second with 9.34 million viewers, up 400K.

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TVGuide.com's Top 2009 Grammy Moments

If you kept count, 10 awards were given out during the three-and-a-half-hour broadcast of the 51st Grammy Awards. And we bet you've forgotten about all of them by now. We have. But we do remember some other things about the collab- and fruit-heavy show. So, here are 10 Top Moments from Sunday's awards:

10. Best Tribute: Jamie Foxx ...
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Chris Brown Surrenders in Felony Battery Investigation, Skips Grammy Performance

Chris Brown surrendered to police in a felony battery investigation, skipping his performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, according to People.

"He turned himself in around 7 p.m. to one of our stations and is being interviewed by detectives now," LAPD Officer Karen Smith told the magazine. He was booked into the jail and was later released after posting $50,000 bail. Brown is due in court March 5.

Grammy officials earlier announced that Brown and his girlfriend, Rihanna, abruptly canceled their performances at the music awards show. What happened? Read on to find out...

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Tonight's TV Hot List for Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009

Grammy Awards
8 pm/ET CBS
The biggest concert of the year takes place tonight at L.A.'s Staples Center. Yeah, a few awards will be dutifully doled out over the three-hour event, but it's the stellar performances that most viewers will be talking about at work and school tomorrow, such as Kanye West and T.I. rapping "Swagga Like Us," and Taylor Swift duetting her self-penned "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus. Lead Grammy nominee Lil Wayne also performs, as do Coldplay, U2, Paul McCartney, Radiohead and the Jonas Brothers. For nostalgia buffs, there's a Four Tops tribute headlined by Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo.

Read on for previews of XIII, Brothers & Sisters, Sonny with a Chance and Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. read more

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Premise: The 51st annual event, held at the Staples Center in L.A. Lil Wayne leads all nominees with eight, followed by Coldplay with seven. Both perform on the show, along with U2, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Kenny Chesney, the Jonas Brothers, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood. Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and T.I. perform "Swagga Like Us."

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