Last night’s (12/5) American Country Awards drew 7.4 million viewers according to Zap2it.com, securing second place for Fox in the ratings race among the major networks.
New episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and other hit shows led CBS to first place with 12.3 million total viewers.
For comparison, here’s how some other music awards shows fared in ratings this year. It is important to note that this is only the second year the ACAs have been presented, and therefore the show doesn’t have as much name recognition as some of the more established ceremonies.
• CMA Awards—Nov. 9, ABC, 16.3 million viewers
• ACM Awards—April 3, CBS, 12.2 million viewers
• American Music Awards—Nov. 20, ABC, 12 million viewers
• Grammy Awards—Feb. 13, CBS, 26.6 million viewers