Primetime Ratings: Big Drop For ACM Awards on CBS

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CBS had the winning score in Wednesday’s prime, with the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards setting the pace. CBS notched a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. Tied for second were Fox and NBC at 0.4/3. 

Keith Urban hosted the ACM Awards from Nashville, which CBS had across prime. Last year’s ACM Awards did a 1.6 and the 2018 gala got a 2.1. The 2020 event was to be held in April but was pushed back due to COVID. 

Fox had MasterChef reruns. 

NBC had America’s Got Talent at a flat 0.6 and then reruns. 

Univision scored a 0.4/2. La Rosa de Guadalupe and Medicos got 0.4s and Dulce Ambicion a 0.3. All three were level with last week. 

Telemundo scored a 0.3/2. Exatlon Estados Unidos, Todo Por Mi Hija and Enemigo Intimo 2 all put up a 0.3. Exatlon and Todo were flat and Enemigo went up a tenth. 

ABC got a 0.2/2. Comedy reruns led into the special Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris, which did a 0.2. That was about the beloved cathedral and the fire it sustained in 2019. 

The CW scored a 0.2/1. The 100 got a 0.2 and Coroner a 0.1, both the same as last week. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.