Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler by Rick Diamond/WireImage.com Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler by Rick Diamond/WireImage.com

This Wednesday, as ABC's broadcast of the CMA Awards matched last year's audience of 15.9 million total viewers and dominated in the key demos:

8 pm/ET
Kid Nation (7.15 million, up 250 thou) was a distant second, followed by Fox's sitcombo of Back to You (6.38 mil, -520K) and 'Til Death (6.48 mil, -500K). Behind Phenomenon (6.1 mil), Top Model (5.07 mil) gained 350K.

9 pm
Criminal Minds was down a hair, to 14.54 mil. Bionic Woman dropped another 1.34 mil, and at 6.44 mil viewers placed just barely ahead of Kitchen Nightmares (6.36 mil). Gossip Girl held steady at 2.5 mil.

10 pm
CSI: NY drew 12.87 mil, losing the same 630,000 viewers that Life (rising to 6.41 mil) seemed to gain.