Academy of Country Music Awards

2009, TV Show


Ratings: Sunday Is More than A Little Bit Country

Trace Adkins, 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

The few ratings highlights from a repeats-rampant Sunday:

• CBS' coverage of the Academy of Country Music Awards was the night's most watched program, averaging 14.8 million total viewers.

• NBC's Kings (3.63 mil) was subject to another royal bummer, dropping 18 percent.

Celebrity Apprentice's double-elimination was watched by 7.03 mil, down 17 percent week-to-week.

The Simpsons (6.4 mil) dipped 180K.

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Carrie Underwood and Girls Rule at ACMs

Carrie Underwood

It was girls' night out at the Academy of Country Music Awards as Carrie Underwood became only the seventh female to capture entertainer of the year honors since the award was first introduced in 1970.

"I accepted that award on behalf of myself and my fans, but also on behalf of other women who came before me that kicked butt but never got the recognition they deserved," Underwood said at Sunday's ceremony. "I can't wait [for] the day, which I hope is in the very near future, where having ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List for Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Tudors

The Tudors
9 pm/ET Showtime
It's the return of the king, as this royal melodrama, one of Showtime's crowning achievements, begins a third season. Serial bride-taker (and killer) Henry VIII (his number of succession, not the total of women he married), is betrothed for the third time. Gentle, genteel and kindly noblewoman Jane Seymour (Annabelle Wallis) is his choice, and the pressure mounts on her to provide him with a male heir, while Henry deals with a northern uprising over his anti-Catholic Reformation.

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Premise: Reba McEntire hosts the 44th annual gala in Las Vegas. Performers include Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift. Brad Paisley leads in nominations with six.


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