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Ratings: CMA Awards, Bones Make Beautiful Music

This Wednesday, as ABC's broadcast of the CMA Awards averaged 15.87 million total viewers, making it the night's most-watched program across all time parts:  8 pm/ETBones placed second with a season-high 10.87 million viewers, an increase of 760 thousand week-to-week. In third, both Old Christine (6.88 mil, +300K) and Gary Unmarried (6.7 mil, +260K) saw gains. Knight Rider (5.34 mil) rebounded from last week's skid with a 200-thou uptick, while Top Model (3.7 mil) dipped 240K. 9 pmCriminal Minds claimed the No. 2 spot with 14.8 million viewers, up 510K. Trailing a House repeat, Life matched last Wednesday's audience (5.83 mil). The CW's Stylista (1.73 mil) unraveled to the tune of 13 percent. 10 pmThe 99th episode of CSI: NY delivered 11.62 million viewers, slipping 130 thou. At 7.9 mil, Law & Order was up a hair over its disappointing season opener.

Matt Mitovich

This Wednesday, as ABC's broadcast of the CMA Awards averaged 15.87 million total viewers, making it the night's most-watched program across all time parts: 

8 pm/ET
Bones placed second with a season-high 10.87 million viewers, an increase of 760 thousand week-to-week. In third, both Old Christine (6.88 mil, +300K) and Gary Unmarried (6.7 mil, +260K) saw gains. Knight Rider (5.34 mil) rebounded from last week's skid with a 200-thou uptick, while Top Model (3.7 mil) dipped 240K.

9 pm
Criminal Minds claimed the No. 2 spot with 14.8 million viewers, up 510K. Trailing a House repeat, Life matched last Wednesday's audience (5.83 mil). The CW's Stylista (1.73 mil) unraveled to the tune of 13 percent.

10 pm
The 99th episode of CSI: NY delivered 11.62 million viewers, slipping 130 thou. At 7.9 mil, Law & Order was up a hair over its disappointing season opener.