CBS’ Sunday broadcast of the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards drew 11.2 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, dropping 30 and 40 percent from last year— where it did not air opposite a little show called The Walking Dead. That said, the kudoscast topped broadcast TV on both measures, barely outdrawing NBC’s Little Big Shots.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
NBC | The aforementioned Little Big Shots (11.1 mil/1.8) added a few eyeballs week-to-week but dipped a tenth in the demo. The Carmichael Show (5 mil/1.0) and Crowded (3.6 mil/0.8) were steady.
ABC | Once Upon a Time (3.8 mil/1.1), bubble drama The Family (3.2 mil/0.7) and Quantico (3.7 mil/1.0) all ticked up from last week’s series lows.
FOX | Bordertown (1 mil/0.4), Cooper Barrett (990K/0.4) and The Simpsons (2.3 mil/1.0) all dropped sharply to season lows. Bob’s Burgers (2 mil/1.0) was steady, while The Last Man on Earth (2.1 mil/0.9) slipped to series lows.