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CBS’s ‘Academy of Country Music Awards’ Broadcast Rules Sunday Ratings

Apr 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS easily won the Sunday night ratings, getting a strong performance from the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

CBS averaged a 2.9 rating for the night in the 18-49 demo, topping ABC (2.2 average), NBC (2.1) and Fox (1.8). In total viewers, CBS led with an average of 12.3 million to 8.4 million for ABC, 6.5 million for NBC and 4.1 million for Fox.

At 7 p.m. ABC’s "America’s Funniest Home Videos" was just ahead of CBS’s "60 Minutes," 1.6 to 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic. At 7:30, Fox’s "American Dad" logged a 1.6 in the same demo. NBC’s "Dateline" had a 1.0 in 18-49 for the hour.

At 8 p.m. hour one of "Academy of Country Music Awards" netted a 3.1, better than ABC’s "Secret Millionaire" with a 2.6 and NBC’s "America’s Next Great Restaurant" with a 1.4, all in the 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m. the ACM Awards continued to lead the way with a 3.5 in the 18-49 demo. ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" had a 2.8, tied with the first hour of NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice," also in the same demo. At 9:30 on Fox, "Cleveland Show" collected a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo.

The ACM Awards and hour two of "Celebrity Apprentice" tied at 10 p.m. with a 3.3 in the 18-49 demo. A special showing of ABC’s "Body of Proof" delivered a 2.0 in the same demo for the hour.

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