The Academy of Country Music Awards attracted 12.08 million television viewers on Sunday night (April 15), making CBS the evening’s most-watched network, according to Zap2it.com. Viewership was up from the 2017 ceremony, which drew 10.91 million. The show was on par with last year’s event, scoring a 2.1 rating/share among adults 18-49.
The ACM Awards aired opposite American Idol (6.25 million) on ABC, which led into an interview with former FBI director James Comey (9.78 million viewers).
ACM Awards ratings in recent years:
2015—15.77 million (50th annual ACM Awards)