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ABC’s broadcast of the 43rd Annual CMA Awards was the most-watched program in primetime Wednesday, dominating in every key ratings demo, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. Per the Alphabet, it was also the most-watched CMA Awards telecast in four years, with its highest Adult 18-34 rating in five years and best Women 18-34 rating in six years.

CBS’ continued CSI crossover earned CSI:NY the evening’s No. 2 spot.

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

8 p.m.

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC)

16.8

8:30 p.m.

Gary Unmarried (CBS)

7.7

9 p.m.

Criminal Minds (CBS)

12.3

10 p.m.

CSI: NY (CBS)

13.9

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