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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  • CrimTV


    “It would have been stupid for the other networks to air originals agains the ACMAs. They would have been crushed.”

    Tell that to the scheduling department of ABC who air their shows up against the Grammys, Golden Globes and major sporting events yet put them on repeat when there is no competition. Oh yeah, and airing Revenge surrounded by repeats.

  • harry

    I wonder why ABC didnt air a new revenge against the awards …it is a tradition i thought ABC to air new episodes against all awards and big sport events… …. ….

  • DW

    its april , its spring break. people are getting back and getting ready for the week. it was good for abc and fox to do repeats. free money.

  • CP

    Funny that Celebrity Apprentice was airing when Trump himself was at Wrestlemania 29.

  • bjssp

    @Dan S:

    Ah, gotcha.

  • diana

    im pretty sure once upon a time and revenge will be back to their normal ratings next season this season due to bad scheduling and the breaks the ratings went. most viewers tend to watch the whole season during the summer. abc should air reruns for their shows to get new viewers hooked

  • Beto

    Wow!!! Surprised at ABC not scheduling new episodes last night, I mean, given the record.

  • Gabe


    Even for repeats, those numbers are terrible. 0.6 for OUAT? Only a 0.1 higher than the least watched show of the night, a show which was DOA. Beaten by every other show :/
    Finishing 5th after even Univision is pretty embarrassing.

  • Skylar James

    ABC should move its reality line up to Sundays, and move OUAT/Revenge to either Mondays or Tuesdays

  • DanaK

    “Kind if off topic, but do the Networks announce which pilots they pick up to series at the upfronts?”

    Yes, they do. Typically that information is part of their unveiling of their Fall schedule, so you will be able to see what pilots will be going on in the Fall

  • CookyMonzta

    Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM
    “A lot of people are put off by ‘The Donald’”

    How close are we to hearing NBC tell him, “You’re fired”? I suspect next year may be the year (either that or the year after), and he might not outlast ‘Idol’.

  • Nick

    Yeah, if I were NBC, I would give Celebrity Apprentice another season to see if it can rebound itself. Get a whole new crop of celebrities and stick to 2 hours at 9pm instead of sticking in an hour at 10pm after 3 hours of repeats. Some more promotion would help too. I don’t think this show is dead by any means, and it’s the perfect Sunday filler, but it’s ratings are getting scary low.

  • mrspeel

    Now that “Downton Abbey” has concluded for the season, why don’t you do ratings for other PBS programs? I’d like to know how “Call The Midwife” and “Mr Selfridge” are doing. Please?

    It’d also be nice if you included PBS programs in your daily grid of “What to Watch”.

  • mrspeel

    I take back what I said about PBS not being on your Daily Grid. I see now that all stations are listed when I click on the link. My apologies!


    rip annette you will be missed

  • Gregg

    I tuned in for Celebrity Apprentice last night and was surprised it was a rerun. Luckily, I rmembered something about it being just a one hour show last night, at 10:00 instead of 9:00; otherwise, I would have missed it.

    NBC scheduling strikes again!

  • Chris


    Don’t know what planet you’re on, but the Olympics are done every four years. There are no Olympics next year, we just had them last year.

  • glen

    Agree with Dan, a boring night on the broadcast networks. Almost like they all admitted defeat and just scheduled repeats against the CMA’s.

  • Holly


    Summer and Winter Olympics are on opposite cycles. Last year was Summer; next year is Winter.

  • Justin121

    April, thisclose to season end sweeps, a weaker awards show, ABC doesn’t air originals.

    But against Golden Globes, mega-rated Grammys, far far away from May, they don’t opt to repeats.


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