Sunday's Been Good For Academy of Country Music Awards Ratings

Categories: TV Ratings Reference

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April 18th, 2010

A turnaround in the ratings of a long time awards show is a pretty surprising event. The last time I did a post with the Academy of Country Music Awards ratings (2 years ago), they seemed to be in long term decline. In fact, my sub-head for the post was "A Little Bit Less Country Every Year".

The move to Sunday two years ago seemed to have done the trick though, as ratings have picked up for both of the Sunday telecasts.

TV Ratings for the Academy of Country Music Awards, 1979-2009:

Household # of # of
Day Date Time Net Rating Share HHlds Viewers
SUN 4/5/2009* 8:00PM-11:03PM CBS 8.8 14 10,031,000 14,777,000
SUN 5/18/2008* 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 7.3 12 8,281,000 11,731,000
TUE 5/15/2007* 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 6.1 10 6,793,000 9,275,000
TUE 5/23/2006* 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 7.6 12 8,348,000 12,016,000
TUE 5/17/05 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 7.7 12 8,477,000 11,950,000
WED 5/26/04 8:00PM-11:08PM CBS 7.2 12 7,838,000 11,589,000
WED 5/21/03 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 7.8 12 8,278,000 12,080,000
WED 5/22/02 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 8.6 14 9,081,000 13,332,000
WED 5/9/01 8:00PM-11:01PM CBS 9.4 15 9,625,000 13,864,000
WED 5/3/00 8:00PM-11:02PM CBS 9.7 16 9,815,000 14,126,000
WED 5/5/99 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 10 16 9,935,000 14,797,000
WED 4/22/98 8:00PM-11:00PM CBS 12.1 20 11,882,000 17,272,000
WED 4/23/97 8:00PM-11:00PM NBC 13.1 22 12,662,000 20,097,000
WED 4/24/96 8:00PM-11:00PM NBC 12 21 11,510,000 17,625,000
WED 5/10/95 8:00PM-11:00PM NBC 11.6 19 11,066,000 17,770,000
TUE 5/3/94 8:00PM-11:00PM NBC 13.4 21 12,623,000 19,901,000
TUE 5/11/93 8:00PM-11:00PM NBC 14.3 23 13,313,000 21,579,000
WED 4/29/92 9:00PM-11:00PM NBC 15.9 25 14,644,000 24,047,000
WED 4/24/91 9:00PM-11:01PM NBC 15.6 26 14,520,000 23,435,280
WED 4/25/90 9:00PM-11:02PM NBC 14.4 24 13,260,000 21,653,580
MON 4/10/89 9:00PM-11:32PM NBC 16.4 26 14,830,000 24,677,120
MON 3/21/88 9:00PM-11:00PM NBC 15.9 25 14,090,000 24,178,440
MON 4/6/87 9:00PM-11:01PM NBC 18.6 28 16,260,000 27,268,020
MON 4/14/86 9:51PM-11:52PM NBC 15.1 26 12,970,000 17,260,000
MON 5/6/85 9:00PM-11:01PM NBC 17.2 27 14,600,000 26,820,000
MON 5/14/84 9:00PM-11:01PM NBC 18.5 30 15,500,000 25,606,000
MON 5/9/83 9:00PM-11:01PM NBC 19.2 29 15,990,000 29,229,720
THU 4/29/82 9:32PM-11:32PM NBC 17 29 13,860,000 23,367,960
THU 4/30/81 9:00PM-11:02PM NBC 18.8 31 14,630,000 23,773,750
THU 5/1/80 9:00PM-11:00PM NBC 21.6 36 16,480,000 30,900,000
WED 5/2/79 9:00PM-11:00PM NBC 20 32 14,900,000 28,965,600

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Source: NTI Pocketpieces, Nielsen Audience Composition Reports and Nielsen Galaxy Explorer
First nationally televised Academy of Country Music Awards was 1965.
Copyright 2009 The Nielsen Company
* Live +Same Day DVR viewing, all other years are Live viewing only.

 
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