ABC’s broadcast of the 43rd Annual CMA Awards was the most-watched program in primetime Wednesday, dominating in every key ratings demo, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. Per the Alphabet, it was also the most-watched CMA Awards telecast in four years, with its highest Adult 18-34 rating in five years and best Women 18-34 rating in six years.
CBS’ continued CSI crossover earned CSI:NY the evening’s No. 2 spot.
|Time||Show||Viewers (in millions)|
|8 p.m.||The 43rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC)
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
|8:30 p.m.||Gary Unmarried (CBS)||7.7|
|9 p.m.||Criminal Minds (CBS)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
|10 p.m.||CSI: NY (CBS)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)