ABC Dominates Wednesday at Season Highs With the ‘CMA Awards’

ABC Dominates Wednesday at Season Highs With the ‘CMA Awards’

Nov. 15, 2018

Quick Take for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      

ABC Dominates Wednesday at Season Highs With the ‘CMA Awards’

‘The 52nd Annual CMA Awards’ Stand as Wednesday’s No. 1 TV Program

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ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.1 million and 2.1/9 in AD18-49):
Featuring its 3-hour telecast of “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” ABC dominated Wednesday night, ranking No. 1 in all 6 half-hours of primewith Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. During prime time, ABC beat its nearest competition by 3.2 million viewers (+46% – 10.1 million vs. 6.9 million – NBC) and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/9 vs. 1.3/5 – Fox). ABC delivered its best numbers on any night this seasonwith entertainment programming.

  • ABC’s “CMA Awards” stood as Wednesday’s definitive No. 1 TV program, outdelivering runners-up NBC’s “Chicago Med” by 35% with viewers (10.1 million vs. 7.5 million), and Fox’s “Empire” and CBS’ “Survivor” by 50% with young adults (2.1/9 vs. 1.4/6 – the Fox and CBS shows tied).
  • ABC built to Wednesday season highs with its best non-sports performance on the night in just over 1 year– since 11/8/17. 


Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 11/14/18.               

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