CBS’s broadcast of The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards (1.6, 9.903M) dominated Sunday night. But the long-running franchise plunged 24% in the demo and 18% in total viewers relative to last year. In the 18-49 age bracket, it marked the franchise’s lowest rating on record; its total viewer tally was smallest in a dozen years.
The music trophy show appears to have cut into ABC’s 8-10 PM American Idol (1.0, 6.092M) which hit a series low in both metrics.
Leading in to the music awards ceremony broadcast, CBS’s 60 Minutes (0.9, 9.347M) settled back down after three weeks of NCAA-related lead-in boosts. Even so it handily won its combined Big 4 competition at 7 PM in total viewers, also topping the slot in the demo.
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Meanwhile, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos (0.8, 5.125M) and Shark Tank (0.8, 3.769M) dipped slightly, relative to most recent original episode, airing before and after Idol.
NBC’s 8 PM World of Dance (0.7, 3.186M) and 10 PM Good Girls (06, 2.417M) were the night’s only Big 4 originals that did not decline compared to most recent first-run telecasts.
An encore telecast of NBC’S Ellen’s Game of Games (0.5, 2.899M) started at 7:45 PM ET due to golf overrun.
Fox’s The Simpsons (0.7, 1.593M) and Bob’s Burgers (0.8, 1748M) ticked down 1/10th from most recent originals in the 9 PM hour.
CBS (1.4, 9.764M) dominated the night in both metrics. ABC (0.6, 1.455M) came in a distant second. NBC (0.6, 2.922M) and Fox (0.6, 1.455M) tied for third in the demo and CW (0.1, 404K) followed, with repeats of Supergirl (0.1, 481K) and Charmed (0.1, 328K).
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