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ABC won the night in all categories on Wednesday, with the Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted 48th Annual Country Music Awards bringing the Alphabet its best night since the Academy Awards eight months ago.

The CMAs brought in 16.1 million viewers overall, on par with last year’s telecast that saw 16.8 million viewers and bounced the awards show back from a low in 2012. It averaged a 4.5/15 in adults 18-49.

CBS came in with a solid second place with “Survivor,” drawing 9.2 million viewers (2.3/7) . “Criminal Minds” drew 9.6 million viewers (2.1/6), and “Stalker” brought in 7.3 million (1.5/5).

Despite ABC’s competition, NBC’s “Mysteries of Laura” held steady, growing +4% in total viewers from 7.48 million viewers to 7.7 million (1.2/4).  “Law and Order: SVU” maintained its 18-49 rating (1.6/5) with 6.9 million viewers. “Chicago PD” was two-tenths of a point (1.3/4).

“Red Band Society” (0.9/3) and “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.3/4) both saw steady returns on Fox following the end of the World Series.

The CW’s “Arrow” scored its most-watched episode of the season with 2.62 million viewers (1.0/4) and “The 100” also held strong with 1.72 million viewers (.6/2).