cma awards 2013 ratings TV ratings: 2013 CMA Awards big for ABC; 'X Factor' down for FOXFast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

The 47th annual CMA Awards were up 21 percent over the 2012 telecast, averaging 16.6 million total viewers versus last year’s 13.6 million, which was an all-time low for the awards. The 2013 broadcast made ABC the top network of the night and also earned ABC its first win the 18-49 demo for the opening Wednesday of November sweeps since 2007.

Elsewhere, “Survivor” and “Arrow” were up slightly, while “The Tomorrow People” was down  a little and “The X Factor” was down quite a bit from its last Wednesday broadcast back on Oct. 9.

ABC’s 16.6 million viewers and 10.3 rating/16 share in households was good for a strong first place, followed by CBS at 9.2 million and a 5.9/9. NBC was third at 5.1 million and a 3.5/6, followed by FOX at 4.5 million and a 2.8/4 and the CW at 2.2 million and a 1.4/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC won easily with a 4.7 rating, followed by CBS at 2.2, FOX at 1.5, NBC at 1.3 and the CW at 0.8.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: 2013 CMA Awards (16.7 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” (9.2 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: “Revolution” (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “The X Factor” (4.5 million viewers, 2.8/4 households)
The CW: “Arrow” (2.7 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.4)

9 p.m.

ABC: 2013 CMA Awards (17.1 million, 10.4/16)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (9.6 million, 6.2/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (5.6 million, 3.8/6)

FOX: “The X Factor” (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “The Tomorrow People” (1.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: 2013 CMA Awards (16.1 million, 10.1/17)
CBS: “CSI” (8.9 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.5 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: CMA Awards (4.8)

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

More ratings at Zap2it

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."