As demonstrated by these graphs
Source: TV by the Numbers
Much ado about nothing'Miss America just isn't the same': Twitter rips new red carpet competition. (USA Today, 9/10/2018)
From the Let's-make-a-necklace-of-Twitter-posts School of Journalism.
Related reading:Miss America 2019 Ratings: Viewership Falls Again For Revamped Pageant. (Forbes, 9/10/2018)
Miss America broadcast ratings drop again, creates trending moments. (Press of Atlantic City, 9/13/2017)
Sunday night’s telecast of the 2018 Miss America Competition on ABC drew 5.6 million viewers and a 1.2 Nielsen rating, according to a release from the Miss America Organization.ABC’s ‘Miss America Pageant’ Surges to its Best Ratings Since 2004. , 9/13/2013)