The news magazine and the ACM Awards, which were among the top five programs of the past week despite the slump in the ceremony, were both on CBS and helped lead the network to a weekly ratings win.
CBS averaged 4.45 million viewers, followed by ABC with 3.6 million. NBC had 3.1 million, Fox had 2 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.07 million, ION had 1.05 million, and the CW had 710,000.
Fox News Channel led the cable networks, reaching an average of 2.23 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.48 million, HGTV had 1.36 million, CNN had 1.05 million, and TBS had 947,000.
ABC’s World News Tonight led the nightly news rating competition, averaging 8.3 million viewers last week. NBC’s Nightly News was 6.9 million and CBS Evening News was 5.2 million.
For the week from April 12th to 18th, the 20 most watched programs, their networks and audience numbers:
1. “60 minutes”, CBS, 8.48 million.
2. “Young Sheldon”, CBS, 7.46 million.
3. Blue Bloods, CBS, 6.83 million.
4th ACM Awards, CBS, 6.28 million.
5. “The Voice”, NBC, 5.83 million.
6. “Magnum PI”, CBS, 5.58 million.