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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  • bjssp


    It’s not clear what planet I am on, but on whatever one it is, there are winter Olympics in February of 2014. Football ends before that, but between the Superbowl, the Olympics, and the Oscars, any sort of hypothetical scripted programming on NBC would start the second week in March. I mean, they could go up against the Oscars, but why? And if they don’t want to put something new on Easter, they could go into the second week of June with a 13-episode show. It’s the perfect night for something new and/or something cable-like.

  • Nick

    @Gregg What’s even worse is that Zap2It and other schedules showed the 9pm repeat as airing at 10pm, with The Voice repeat airing 8-10pm. This has been happening all season. You would think someone would fix that.

  • Mike J

    Country music is so much better than c-rap music everyone loves for some reason. I blame education

  • Renee

    Good numbers for the ACM Awards. Probably the Blake effect.

  • Anon

    @ Chris

    The Winter and Summer Olympics are staggered. Each are staged at 4 year intervals, but the last Winter games were in 2010 at Vancouver.

  • Ben


    The Academy Awards (ABC) will air on March 2, 2014, so they will not be going up against the Winter Olympics in February.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Chris “Don’t know what planet you’re on, but the Olympics are done every four years.”

    I’m on the planet that changed the Olympics scheduling in 1994.

  • Joel

    Is it normal for ABC repeats to be THAT low? I really don’t know, but it just seems very low. If the repeats are that low why would they even bother. You think they would just put on a block of comedy shows or better yet don’t repeat at all and just close the season on the shows a few weeks earlier. Those are serialized shows so how are they suppose to build momentum?

  • a p garcia

    Surprised ABC did not air originals last night with their track record!

  • Layton

    Game of Thrones probably got better ratings than anything else last night minus the Country Music Awards.

  • Darkridedan

    People who wear their politics on their sleeves are the silliest creatures.

    I enjoy watching celebrities raise money for charity. I don’t care if Michael Moore is in the boardroom. It’s great to see individuals raising money partially given by Trump, rather than putting more weight on the government to do it!

  • Joseph

    I suspect the Country Music Awards was the only show that drew more viewers than “Mad Men” in it’s time period last night (April 7th).

  • Petar Ivanov

    Next season NBC will has 2 hour ready for love after football for sunday. With CA will be perfect for sunday.

  • rick

    I turned by the awards show and saw LL Cool J, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder….country music seems to be running away from itself.

  • Billy

    @mike J, Yes. If there is one thing country music fans are known for it’s their strong educations. Lol.

  • rob60990

    The ACMs did better than the CMAs this season? wow.

    ABC not airing originals was pure coincidence IMO.

  • miles silverberg

    Die, Apprentice, Die!

  • kbmv

    Why are there so many country music award shows? Jeez, i see one on here every month. It’s really annoying.

  • Iggy

    2 of the 4 Broadcast Networks are considering becoming cable networks and pulling out of the free OTA model.

    Good. Do it now and get it over with.

  • forg

    Surprised ABC repeated Red Widow given how low rated originals are. ABC could have aired a Hallmark movie or something

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