Ratings: CMA Awards Surges; X Factor Takes a Fall
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.
On Fox, The X Factor (4.5 million, 1.5) dropped seven tenths from its last Wednesday episode a month ago.
CBS: 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)