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COUNTRY MUSIC FANS TURN OUT IN FORCE FOR CMA AWARDS

November 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s coverage of the 47th Annual CMA Awards, which occupied all of primetime for the network on Wednesday night, attracted an average of 16.63 million viewers — up 24 percent from last year, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. The telecast peaked during the 9:00 p.m. half hour with 17.32 million viewers. It appeared to shoot down Fox’s The X Factor, which fell to 4.51 million viewers — and last place between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. The talent contest had been preempted by the baseball playoffs and the World Series for the past month. The last time it aired on a Wednesday was last October 3, when it averaged 7.9 million viewers.