Ratings: As CMA Awards Dominate Night, Harry's Law Is Only Show to Gain

ABC’s broadcast of the CMA Awards dominated Wednesday’s ratings, delivering 16.3 million total viewers while scoring a 4.8 with the coveted 18-49 demo. Those numbers are on par with the kudoscast’s 2010 performance, with the demo number upticking ever-so-slightly from last year’s all-time low.

Facing that stiff competition, almost all Wednesday fare dipped a bit, save for NBC’s Up All Night (which held steady with 4.8 million viewers and a 1.8 rating) and Harry’s Law (7.1 mil/1.3, up 18 percent in the demo to match its season high).

Just a few notes….

* The X Factor‘s Top 11 performance show drew 10.14 million total viewers and a 3.7 rating, down 14 and 7 percent week-to-week.

* CBS’ Survivor (10.6 mil/3.1) fell double digits, while Criminal Minds (11.3 mil/3.4) slipped 8 percent in the demo.

* Come 10 o’clock, both CSI (10.1 mil/2.5) and SVU (6.64 mil/1.9) got smoked by the CMA Awards’ third hour. Both procedurals dipped about 5 percent, with SVU copping its lowest rating ever.

What were you watching Wednesday?