CMA Awards Draw Healthy TV Audience

The 35th Annual CMA Awards, positioned this year during the highly competitive November sweeps period, earned an 8.7 rating — about 8.7 million households were tuned in to the CBS broadcast. Though the show did well during its first hour, NBC’s popular West Wing, which aired opposite the second hour, pulled a 12.8 rating, tops for the night. 11/09/01