TV Ratings: Bee Gees Tribute Show Carries CBS to Sunday Night Win

Music stars Andra Day, Celine Dion,
Monty Brinton

“Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” was the top-rated broadcast program on Sunday night, leading CBS to a win in both the key demo and total viewers.

According to Nielsen data, the Bee Gees tribute averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers, airing from 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.. Earlier, “60 Minutes” (0.9, 8 million) was down in both measures compared to last week. “Elementary” (0.6, 4.5 milllion) was also down.

NBC aired repeats until 9 p.m., with a new episode of “Chicago Justice” (0.9, 4.9 million) down slightly from last week. “Shades of Blue” (0.7, 4 million) was even.

On ABC, “Once Upon a Time” (0.7, 2.5 million) was even, while “Match Game” (0.6, 2.4 million) dipped. “American Crime” (0.4, 1.8 million) improved slightly in both measures.

Fox aired only repeats.

CBS won the night with a 1.0 and 8.3 million viewers. NBC followed with a 0.8 and 4.5 million viewers. ABC came in third with a 0.6 and 2.5 million. Fox rounded out with a 0.5 and 1.1 million.

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  1. Cindy says:

    Will they be televising the gee gees tribute again on tv?

  2. LINDA G says:


  3. Lynette Chandler says:

    Please put out a DVD for us in Australia who did not get to see this show just snippets on Facebook looked fantastic.

  4. Linda Manno says:

    They should put this show out on DVD to buy! Highest rating show on TV Sunday night!

  5. Linda Manno says:

    After watching this amazing tribute, I thought maybe Barry GIBB will come to SYRACUSE, NY and do a concert sometime! The BEE GEES MUSIC WILL ALWAYS PLAY IN OUR HEARTS! Barry’s Mom and brother’s MO, ROBIN & Andy were all with us in spirit tonight! 😁

  6. shayne hylton says:

    Loved it except the production crew tried to quiet down the loud and ruined it. The whole point was surround sound and loving it. Just strait up ruined by production. Play it live ass warts.

  7. Linda Manno says:

    Awesome show! The tribute to the BEE GEES was amazing! Hope to have more shows like this!

  8. sumithar says:

    They should gotten a hold of Justin Timberlake. He does the best falsetto of today’s male singers.

  9. Lex says:

    I hate to be ‘down’ on the show, I’m not. I was just wondering if they could find modern ‘pop’ artists who could play and sing the music correctly. Let’s face it, the industry doesn’t have the talent it used to have. The popular artists aren’t the most talented. The show turned out alright. I found an 2 record set of them in my basement. I can hear why people still buy records.

  10. myrajane says:

    Would love to buy a CD of this great show!

    • Sue says:

      Would love an uncut version of the show–either in DVD or CD. I know at least Too Much Heaven by Pentatonix was trimmed, so likely other performances were trimmed too.

  11. Jeffrey Scott says:

    Good Work! Finally a program, we could all enjoy , and not worry about political or racial issues. Your getting it. Thanks.

  12. Betty Smith says:

    This was without a doubt the best tribute show I have ever seen. I enjoyed every minute of it and did not want to see it end. Have always loved the BeeGees. Way to go CBS and whoever else put this together.

  13. Donna Blasi says:

    Absolutely loved The Bee Gees Tribute Show. Very classy show on TV for once. Adore John Travolta; would have loved to see him dance! Please do more of these shows in the future.

  14. Judi says:

    A show full of class with wonderful performers. The ‘award’ shows really need to pay attention. Thank you so much!

  15. Karen says:

    If you missed this one you missed one of the very best! Haven’t seen any music awards show this GREAT EVER! Everything was done very tastefully…including the clothing worn and words spoken! Any chance that this will ever be repeated? Or, can it be purchased (a keeper for sure). Thank you Bee Gees for sharing your many talents these many years. Have many of your CD’s and play them often.

  16. Susan Goldberg says:

    It was a Wonderful show!

  17. sunkissedpeach386 says:

    This comes as no surprise and makes my heart so happy!!! I was lucky enough to see this live; the whole theater was alive with energy!! The Bee Gees will go down in history as one of music’s greatest legends, and while Robin, Maurice and Andy are no longer with us, there is no doubt in my mind they were with us at the theater that night in spirit!!!

  18. Belinda says:

    Absolutely fantastic! I was almost crying – I loved the Bee Gees even before Saturday Night Fever, so I was sad that Robin, Maurice and Andy weren’t alive to be part of the tribute. Loved Pentatonix!

  19. Karen Elizabeth says:

    Besides the gift of spending an Easter Dinner with the Son someday, I have to say last night’s tribute
    was the best present I could have ever received after a full day of work. I loved all of it. What was so appreciative too besides all of them singing from their heart and soul was the maturity of those who
    announced who was going to be singing next. Everyone one of the musicians sang with so much love.
    Way to go Celine, You sure are someone who can stir the soul too. Thanks so much for offering to us all
    such a two hour joy of happiness. Next time could one of you find in your heart to sing, “Mr. Bo Jangles?”

  20. Another Poster says:

    Awesome tribute to the Bee Gees, (and Andy Gibb), by CBS. To think the Academy Awards ignored the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, nominating instead the music from Pete’s Dragon, the Rescuers, the Slipper and the Rose as well as Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me and the and the winning title song to You Light Up My Life. One of the biggest mistakes in the history of the Oscars.

  21. Susie Brown says:

    This is a reward for CBS carrying this Tribute for “Bee Gees” Thank you.

  22. Deborah Fanelli says:

    The best TV Tribute Ever, every performance was fantastic & done to perfection…..

  23. Rachel T says:

    The Best TV Tribute ever. (The B-Gees) Only Elvis & George Strait can compare.

  24. Pam says:

    Willtbis special be repeated ? Please?

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