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Ratings: CMA Awards Surges; X Factor Takes a Fall

Nov 7, 2013 12:32 PM ET
by Joyce Eng

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley

The 47th Annual Country Music Awards hit a four-year viewership high and topped the night Wednesday.

The three-hour broadcast drew 16.6 million viewers and a 4.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 24 percent from last year. 

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CBS was well behind in second, with Survivor: Blood vs. Water (9.2 million, 2.5), which grew two tenths, and  Criminal Minds (9.6 million, 2.4) and CSI (8.9 million, 1.7), both of which were flat.

NBC’s Revolution (5.2 million, 1.4) also held steady, while Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (5.6million, 1.5) inched up a tenth from its last new episode.

On Fox, The X Factor (4.5 million, 1.5) dropped seven tenths from its last Wednesday episode a month ago.

The CW’s Arrow (2.7 million, 1.0) rose two tenths andThe Tomorrow People (1.6 million, 0.6) was even.

8 p.m.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water 9.2 million viewers (2.5 demo rating) 
ABC: 47th Annual Country Music Awards 16.6 million (4.7) [8-11 p.m.]
NBC: Revolution 5.2 million (1.4)
Fox: The X Factor 4.5 million (1.5) [8-10 p.m.] 
CW: Arrow 2.7 million (1.0)

9 p.m.
 Criminal Minds 9.6 million (2.4)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5.6million (1.5)  
CW: The Tomorrow People 1.6 million (0.6)

10 p.m.
 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8.9 million (1.7)
NBC: Dateline NBC 4.5 million (1.1)


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