TV Ratings Sunday: 'Academy of Country Music Awards' Way Up From Last Year + 'Celebrity Apprentice' Hits Low

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April 8th, 2013

Academy of Country Music Awards 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.6/10 1.3/4 1.2/3 0.9/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/9 1.4/5 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 13.886 2.820 3.735 2.473 3.274


CBS was  number one among adults 18-49 and  with with total viewers.

On CBS, The Academy of Country Music Awards  earned a 4.3 from 8-11PM up a point and two tenths from last year's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. .60 Minutes earned a 1.4, down from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating

On NBC, Celebrity Apprentice garnered a season-low 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show was the only new program and earned a 1.6, up three tenths from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating three weeks ago.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 7, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.4 4 9.34
NBC The Voice -R (7-9PM) 1.2 4 3.90
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.1 4 5.55
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.7 2 1.74
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show -R 0.8 3 2.00
8:00 PM CBS Academy of Country Music Awards (8-11PM) 4.3 11  15.38
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.4 4 3.23
ABC Once Upon a Time -R 0.6 2 3.00
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.4 4 2.98
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.7 4 3.60
ABC Revenge -R 0.6 1 2.38
NBC Celebrity Apprentice-R 0.8 2 2.69
9:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 1.6 4 3.37
10:00 PM NBC The Celebrity Apprentice 1.4 4 4.46
ABC Red Widow -R 0.5 1 2.18

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • Seth

    Still very good for Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Freddy Arrow

    No reason not to repeat The Voice every week if it can keep getting those ratings.

  • DW

    take that mad men. :)

  • bjssp

    NBC’s decision to air TV repeats here looks to be quite good. Whether or not it’s helping the show in its original runs (and I suspect it might be), it’s doing better than any other repeat would. And no, .1-.2 isn’t a lot, but up is up, and NBC needs all the help it can get. It might just be the thing that helps the network move back into second for the season.

    Next year, once football, the Olympics, and the Oscars are over, it needs to put original programming here. It doesn’t matter if the shows go into the first or second week of June.

  • Billy

    Great numbers for the ACM Awards.

  • hanp

    That’s a big jump from last year’s ACMA. Wonder why..

  • Gabe

    Dayum. ABC crashed and burned

  • Alan O M

    Family Guy repeat beat new cleveland show :O

  • r0ckmypants

    @Gabe – They were in repeats; how exactly is that a “crash and burn?”

    @Seth – Celebrity Apprentice barely did better than a repeat of The Voice and hit a new season low. That’s not “very good.”

  • SS

    I suspect the award show numbers went up, because there was nothing else on that was new.

  • Ben

    Those are great numbers for The Academy of Country Music Awards. That is are the type of ratings that network Press releases should be bragging about, (instead of the laughable ones that the networks often release).

  • chris

    ABC repeats so horribly Sunday Nights have fallen for a night that once thrived for ABC lineup. I guess ABC shall rethink its scheduling tactics for Sunday Nights next year.. Revenge should be placed as a 10 PM show next season whether it stay on Sunday Nights or not no more 9:00 slot.

  • bjssp


    Indeed. I get why the show is on this season, but why put it on next season unless it’s during the summer or as a last minute filler? However cheap it is to produce, it’d make more sense for NBC to give someone talented half that money and say, “Here, make us laugh…” Or it could make Sundays cable-like nights, putting on some shows for 13-episode seasons.

  • Ashley

    Well, when there’s nothing to watch, I can see getting those numbers.

  • JR35

    Biggest shock of the night: ABC didn’t schedule original programming against the ACMs. :)

  • Joel

    Hopefully they cancel Trumps show after this year. he is such an arrogant jerk he turned a lot of people against his show, especially with his political antics. He is one of the most disliked people in the country.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Not a whole lot to talk about really. Country did good and everything else was a repeat. *Yawn*

  • NotAnymore

    OUAT repeats so bad. Next season will be the last

  • American

    LOL, that was my thought too!

  • Dan S

    Boring night for the broadcast networks. Pleased to see the Donald’s CA tank & curious if Mad Men can top its 1.4 it received.

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