The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas gave CBS a big ratings win on Sunday night (4/1), according to Nielsen. The three hour event, which began at 8 pm ET, won every hour during its broadcast.
With an average of 12.2 million and a 7.5 rating/12 share, CBS earned most total viewers for the evening, followed by ABC (6.97 million, 4.4/7), NBC (5.58 million, 3.6/6), and Fox (3.64 million, 2.0/3). In 2011, the ACM Awards also earned 12.2 million viewers, which was down from the previous year’s total of 13 million.
CBS also won the desirable 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating, followed by ABC at 2.1, Fox at 1.7, and NBC at 1.6.
Earlier this year, CBS also won with the highest viewed Grammy Awards in 30 years pulling in 41.2 million viewers, and the Super Bowl hit an all-time high of 111.3 million to become the most-watched program in U.S. history.
GAC will re-air the ACM Awards on Monday, June 4 at 8 pm/CT.