carrie underwood cma 320 TV ratings: CMA Awards dominate WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

The CMA Awards were off slightly from their ratings last year, but they still gave ABC a big win on Wednesday night.

The awards averaged 16.45 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households for ABC, down a little from last year’s audience but still way ahead of all the other networks. CBS (10.7 million, 6.4/11) came in second. NBC scored 6.4 million viewers and a 4.2/7 to finish a little ahead of FOX (5.7 million, 3.3/5). The CW brought in 2.3 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

ABC also ruled the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.7 rating. CBS and FOX tied for second at 2.7. NBC, 1.6, finished fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.1.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: 44th annual CMA Awards (16.4 million viewers, 9.7/16 households)
CBS: “Survivor: Nicaragua” (11.25 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.5 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Undercovers” (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: CMA Awards (17.1 million, 10.0/16)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (12.4 million, 7.7/12)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (7.2 million, 4.8/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.9 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: “Hellcats” (1.95 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: CMA Awards (15.8 million, 9.6/17)
CBS: “The Defenders” (8.3 million, 5.1/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (6.8 million, 4.5/8)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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