ABC’s presentation of the CMA Awards this Wednesday night drew 16.3 million total viewers and a 4.5 demo rating (per finals), dipping just 4 percent from last year’s telecast while delivering three-year highs among the Teens and Kids demos.
Going up against the well-watched kudoscast….
NBC | Mysteries of Laura (7.9 mil/1.3) added some eyeballs plus a tenth in the demo, SVU (7 mil/1.6) was flat and Chicago PD (6.2 mil/1.4) slipped 10 percent and a tenth.
CBS | Survivor (9.3 mil/2.3) ticked up a tenth, while Criminal Minds (9.8 mil/2.1) slipped two tenths to a series low and Stalker (7.3 mil/1.5) dipped a tenth.
FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (3.6 mil/1.3) inched up a tenth, but Red Band Society (2.9 mil/0.9) dipped 10 percent and a tenth.
THE CW | Arrow (2.73 mil/1.1) scored a best-since-premiere audience, rose a tenth in the A18-49 demo and hit nine-month highs in the A18-34 and Men 18-49 demos. The 100 (1.7 mil/0.5) was flat.