Fox also sees drops with its repeat-heavy animated slate
Though down slightly from last year's presentation, the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards performed well enough to give CBS an overall win Sunday night, while ABC's "GCB" and Fox's Sunday night animation block both took hits, according to preliminary numbers.
CBS took first in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic and total viewers with an average 26 rating/7 share and 12.2 million. "60 Minutes" at 7 drew a 1.3/4 in the demo and 9.9 million total viewers. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast from 8 to 11 was down 6 percent in the demo from last year's broadcast, drawing a 3.1/8. It had 13 million total viewers. Even with the slight dip, the awards show was the night's highest-rated and most-watched program of the night.
ABC came in second in the demo and total viewers with an average 2.1/6 and 6.7 million total viewers. Following an "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat at 7, "Once Upon a Time" at 8 was down slightly with a 2.7/8 and 8.2 million total viewers. "Desperate Housewives" the following hour was flat with a 2.6/6 and 8.4 million total viewers. "GCB" slid 10 percent to a 1.9/5, and 5.8 million total viewers.
Fox took third place in the demo and fourth place in total viewers with an average 1.7/5 and 3.6 million. After a "Simpsons" repeat at 7, "The Cleveland Show" at 7:30 was down 20 percent with a 1.2/4, and 2.8 million total viewers. Another "Simpsons" repeat followed at 8. "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 slipped 20 percent for a 1.6/4, and 3.6 million total viewers. "Family Guy" at 9 was down 11 percent to a 2.5/6, and 5 million total viewers. "American Dad" at 9:30 performed flat with last week, receiving a 2.5/6. It had 4.2 million total viewers.
NBC came in fourth in ratings and third in total viewers with an average 1.6/4 and 5.6 million. "Dateline" was steady with last week for a 1.0/3 and 4.6 million total viewers, while "Celebrity Apprentice" from 8 to 11 was also even with last week, posting a 1.8/5 and 5.9 million total viewers.