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TV ratings: ABC wins as CMA Awards surge
TV ratings: ABC wins as CMA Awards surge

With returning hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and a much-talked-about performance by Taylor Swift, ABC's CMA Awards roped in their biggest audience in four years. The 47th annual CMAs drew an average of 16.6 million viewers Wednesday night, up 21% compared with last year's telecast and the best performance in total viewers since 2009, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In the advertiser-coveted young-adult demographic, the event drew a rating of 4.7, up 24% from last year, when the show aired on a Thursday. Compared with two years ago, the last time the show took place on a Wednesday, last night's rating was down slightly in the 18-to-49-year-old...

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