The ratings for Wednesday evening’s CMA Awards slipped by 40 percent, reports Variety, earning 6.8 million total viewers, and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49—an all-time low in viewership for the program. The 2019 awards show brought in 11.3 million viewers, earning a 2.0 rating in the 18-39 demo.
The previous lowest-viewership for the show was in 2018, when 10.06 million viewers tuned in, earning the show a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Variety also reports that many awards shows saw viewership fall by double-digits this year, with the Oscars slipping 20 percent, the ACM Awards ratings falling by more than 30 percent and the Billboard Music Awards ratings slipping by 55 percent.
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