The CMA Awards grew their viewers Wednesday, main ABC to a scores win Wednesday.
The awards introduced in 7.57 million viewers, up from 6.83 million (an all-time low) in 2021 — an 11 p.c acquire. Wednesday’s telecast, which noticed Luke Combs take residence entertainer of the yr and album of the yr honors, was additionally up over the 2020 present’s 7.08 million viewers.
The CMAs slipped a bit of in the important thing advert demographic of adults 18-49, scoring a 1.05 ranking (equal to about 1.37 million viewers in that age group) vs. 1.12 a yr in the past. The awards haven’t recovered a lot of their pre-pandemic draw but — in 2019, ABC’s broadcast averaged greater than 11 million viewers and a 2.0 ranking within the 18-49 demo.
The CMA Awards additionally appeared to push down the viewers for a few of its competitors on Wednesday. Fox’s The Masked Singer (3.16 million viewers, 0.55 in adults 18-49) and NBC’s Chicago Med (6.03 million, 0.58), Fire (6.19 million, 0.63) and PD (4.74 million, 0.53) all have been beneath their same-day averages for the season to this point. CBS’ Survivor (4.73 million, 0.72) and The Amazing Race (2.88 million, 0.39), alternatively, edged up week to week.
A post-election version of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News was the most-watched present on cable Wednesday, drawing 4.43 million viewers.