Ratings: CMA Awards Ceremony Holds Fairly Steady In 2019, Wins Night

The CMA Awards ceremony ruled the Wednesday ratings race.

Girl Crush performance at the CMA Awards | ABC/Image Group LA

Positioned as a showcase for the women of country, Wednesday’s CMA Awards ceremony performed similarly to last year’s broadcast.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the three-hour broadcast averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and 11.27 million overall viewers. Last year’s show drew a slightly stronger 2.1 adults 18-49 rating but a lesser 10.10 million viewership sum.

Like last year’s show, the ABC broadcast ranked as the night’s top show in both adults 18-49 and overall viewership. It also won in the adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and 50+ demographics.

After years of sharing hosting duties with Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood welcomed Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire as her co-hosts this year.

Written by Brian Cantor

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