Thursday, September 17, 2020
– Ratings for the Academy of Country Music awards on Wednesday were down one-third from the previous year.
A total of approximately 6.6 million viewers watched the awards show, which resulted in a surprise tie for Entertainer of the Year with Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett sharing the honor.
The viewership declined about one-third from the previous year. The 55th annual ACM Awards show had a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down from a 1.6 last year. However, despite the drop, those numbers were by far the strongest for any show broadcast on Wednesday night.
The ACMS were slated to be held in April in Las Vegas, but were postponed due to COVID-19 and moved to Nashville.
"America"s Got Talent" was in second with a 0.6 rating and 5.1 million total viewers.
On April 7, 2019, the ACM Awards attracted 9.9 million viewers, a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo). This was nearly 18 percent drop from 2018"s 12.06 million viewers.