The 55th Annual CMA Awards topped all of primetime on Wednesday night (Nov. 10), reaching 6.9 million total viewers and earning a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, according to Deadline. Compared to last year’s ceremony, which reached 6.82 million viewers and earned a 1.1 rating in the same demographic, the 2021 show remained relatively steady.
The 2020 event saw a 40% decrease in viewership from the previous year, which reached 11.27 million viewers with a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Though the awards did top of all the primetime slots, it was only by a slim margin. CBS’ Survivor and Fox’s The Masked Singer both earned a 0.9 rating with 5.36 million viewers and 3.82 viewers, respectively. Additionally, NBC’s Chicago Fire saw 6.41 million viewers.
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