Ratings: CMA Awards Grows Audience; Masked Singer and Survivor Go Low

CMA Awards Ratings 2019

ABC’s broadcast of the CMA Awards on Wednesday drew 11.3 million viewers, up 12 percent from last year’s total audience while down just a tenth in the demo (with a night-dominating 2.0 rating).

Opposite the music awards, Fox’s Masked Singer (5.6 mil/1.6, read recap) dropped a good 20 percent week-to-week to mark series lows. Almost Family (1.7 mil/0.5) returned from a multi-week break to its lowest sperm count numbers yet.


THE CW | Riverdale (822K/0.3, read recap) and Nancy Drew (712K/0.2) both ticked up.

CBS | A two-hour Survivor (6 mil/1.1) slipped to season lows. S.W.A.T. (3.1 mil/0.5) dipped to a new audience low while holding steady in the demo.

NBC | Chicago Med (7.4 mil/1.1), Fire (7.2 mil/1.1) and P.D. (6.4 mil.1.0) were all steady in the demo, though the first two each lost a handful of eyeballs.

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