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Wednesday Overnights: ‘The CMA Awards’ Down 24 Percent From 2017

The 'Chicago' Trio Remains on the Year-to-Year Plus Side on NBC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.2/11, NBC: 4.7/ 8, CBS: 3.6/ 6, Fox: 3.4/ 6, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening Featuring “The CMA Awards” (11/08/17):
NBC: +31, Fox: – 6, CBS and CW: -12 each, ABC: -24

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC dominated the Wednesday overnights care of the 52nd Annual “Country Music Association Awards” at a 6.2 rating/11 share in households from 8-11 p.m. Comparably, however, this was a loss of a significant 24 percent from the 8.2/14 for the year-ago telecast (on Wednesday 11/08/17). That 8.2 overnight household rating translated into 14.29 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in adults 18-49, based on the Live+Same Day data.

Elsewhere, NBC remained on the year-to-year plus side care of the “Chicago” trio – “Chicago Med” (#2: 5.1/ 8 at 8 p.m.), “Chicago Fire” (#2: 5.0/ 8 at 9 p.m.) and “Chicago PD” (#2: 4.2/ 8 at 10 p.m.). Veteran “Survivor” on CBS remained healthy at a 4.5/ 8 (#3) at 8 p.m. What an incredible blindside last night! And that led into diluted dramas “SEAL Team” (#3: 3.4/ 6) and “Criminal Minds” (#3: 3.1/ 5) from 9-11 p.m.

Both Fox and The CW were at typical household overnight levels with their drama pairings.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, November 14 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 6.7/11 (#1)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.6/ 8 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Empire”: 3.9/ 7 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 6.5/11 (#1)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Empire”: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 6.5/11 (#1)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Star”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CW – “All American”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 6.4/11 (#1)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Star”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CW – “All American”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 5.9/10 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Awards”: 5.3/10 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.1/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.1/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Awards shows are down all around. who needs them? its a night about nothing, no one wants to tune in. just announce the awards online as everyone checks the internet after the fact

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