Contact Us

2012 ACM Awards Deliver Top Ratings

Getty Images

If you’ve ever wondered why more and more ‘Country’ award shows have been adding pop, rock and movie stars, here’s the answer- higher ratings!

As more award presentations are cut from the on-air portion of award shows, and hall of fame and legend honors are moved to other off camera ceremonies, ratings continue to soar for ‘Country’ Music television award shows.  As a fan of traditional Country Music, it’s a sad reality to accept, but the facts are the facts.  So I guess we have to suck it up and expect to see and hear Adele, Flo-Rida, Snoop Dogg, KISS, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, and Katy Perry on Country Music’s biggest nights!  These artists are all great, but for every non-country act you add, you take the place of a Country artist who deserves the exposure on their own genre’s television show.

According to Country Aircheck, the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards propelled CBS to a win in Sunday’s coveted primetime battle for adults 18-49, generating a 2.6 rating/7 share in the 8pm hour (12.8 million viewers), followed by a 3.2/8 (13.18m) and a 3.3/8 (12.95m) in the 9pm and 10pm hours, respectively. The telecast was a close second to ABC’s Once Upon A Time in the first hour, but easily won the latter two, and scored by far the most viewers overall throughout the evening. In all, the awards telecast delivered a 3.1 rating 18-49 and 13 million total viewers for CBS, although that rating slipped 0.2 (-6%) from 2010 and was the show’s softest ratings since 2008, according to

Best of WGNA

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fanatics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fanatics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.