CMA Awards Pull in 16.8M Viewers for ABC

Taylor Swift propels show to highest ratings in four years.

Taylor Swift’s run on the top honors at Wednesday’s CMA Awards drew an average of 16.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

That was up 1 million from last year, making it the most-watched CMA honors in four years, said Nielsen. Country music’s big night helped give ABC its best Wednesday with nonsports programming in well over four years.

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