ACM Awards Win Sunday Evening For CBS

The Academy of Country Music Awards’ ratings earned a win for CBS on Sunday evening (April 7), drawing 9.9 million viewers and ranking as the evening’s highest-watched and most-watched broadcast.

However, that number is down 18% from 2018’s 12.06 million viewers, according to zap2it.com. The show earned a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, down from last year’s 2.1 rating.

The ACM Awards was produced by Dick Clark Productions, a division of Valence Media, parent company of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.

This year’s winners included Entertainer  of the Year Keith Urban, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves, Male Artist of the Year Thomas Rhett, Duo of the Year Dan + Shay (who also picked up Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “Tequila”), Group of the Year winners Old Dominion, New Male Artist of the Year Luke Combs, New Female Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde, and New Duo/Group of the Year LANCO, among others.

Click here for MusicRow‘s full recap of the televised awards show.

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