Wednesday Ratings: CMAs Massive Increase, X Factor Dismal Decline

The CMA Awards saw double digit gains vs last year. X Factor came in a dismal 3rd behind the CMAs and Survivor.

In its last half hour, it came in 4th behind Law & Order: SVU, which, ironically, guest starred X Factor alum Carly Rose Sonenclar and Idol alums Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks and revolved around an Idol-like talent show.

Maybe viewers figured a fake singing show would be more interesting than what X Factor was offering.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

On ABC, The CMA Awards earned a 4.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 24 percent from last year and is the program’s most-watched telecast in four years.

On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.5, up two tenths from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds matched last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. CSI was even with last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s Tuesday airing, but way down from the 2.2 adults 18-49 rating the series’ last regular Wednesday telecast earned on October 9

8:00PM

ABC The 47th Annual CMA Awards (8-11PM) 4.7 13 16.63
CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.5 7 9.22
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.5 4 4.51
NBC Revolution 1.4 4 5.22
CW Arrow 1.0 3 2.74

9:00PM

CBS Criminal Minds 2.4 6 9.63
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.5 4 5.62
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6 2 1.60
10:00PM

CBS CSI 1.7 5 8.92
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 3 4.46

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 16.38 million (#1), A18-49: 4.2/13 (#1)

CBS – Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Viewers: 9.42 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Revolution
Viewers: 5.55 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 4.40 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.69 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 17.02 million (#1), A18-49: 4.5/12 (#1)

CBS – Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Viewers: 9.01 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Revolution
Viewers: 4.89 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 4.71 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.78 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 17.32 million (#1), A18-49: 4.9/13 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.65 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.30 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 4.62 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CW – The Tomorrow People
Viewers: 1.68 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 16.84 million (#1), A18-49: 4.8/13 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.61 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.93 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 4.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

CW – The Tomorrow People
Viewers: 1.52 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 16.57 million (#1), A18-49: 5.0/14 (#1)

CBS – CSI
Viewers: 8.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.34 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The 47th Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 16.55 million (#1), A18-49: 4.6/13 (#1)

CBS – CSI
Viewers: 8.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.57 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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