Ratings: ‘CMA Fest’ Tops ‘Big Brother’ in Total Viewers on Wednesday

But the music festival was no match for the CBS competition series in the key demo

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 12: Dierks Bentley performs during day 4 of CMA Fest 2022 at Nissan Stadium on June 12, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

It should come as no surprise that “Big Brother” once again led primetime on Wednesday night. The CBS stalwart secured a 0.79 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, making it the highest-rated of the night.

But ABC’s airing of “CMA Fest” edged out the competition program in terms of total viewers, drawing 3.9 million eyeballs compared to “Big Brother” with 3.8 million.

Despite the strong showing for “Big Brother,” CBS couldn’t hold onto the momentum with the rest of its programming, prompting it to sink to an average 0.44 in the demo and only 2.4 million total viewers.

Here’s how the rest of primetime looked among the broadcast networks:

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