Ratings: ACM Awards Drop From 2013, Once and Family Guy Rise, Resurrection Slips Vs. Thrones

49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDSCBS’ broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night drew 14.1 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating, down 8 and 23 percent from last year’s decade-plus highs and more on par with 2012 (which did 13 mil/3.1).

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ABC | Once Upon a Time (6.7 mil/2.2) added a few eyeballs and a tenth in the demo. Up against the Game of Thrones opener, Resurrection (7.6 mil/2.1) slipped another 10 and 12 percent, and is now down 40 percent from its launch. Revenge (4.9 mil/1.3) dipped 8 percent and a tenth.

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NBC | Dream Builders (2.9 mil/0.6) slipped two tenths, while both Believe (4.1 mil/1.0) and Crisis (4.4 mil/1.0) ticked down one tenth.

FOX | Family Guy (4.7 mil/2.3) rose 12 percent and two tenths, The Simpsons (4.7 mil/1.9) and Cosmos (4 mil/1.5) each added some viewers while steady in the demo, Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/0.9) dipped a tenth and American Dad (2.7 mil/1.2) fell two tenths.

Cable ratings (for Game of Thrones, Veep and Turn premieres, Shameless finale, e.g.) as always and forever will meander in later, to most likely be reported under separate cover.

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