CBS' broadcast of the annual Kennedy Center Honors — the only non-repeat on the broadcast networks Wednesday night — helped the network score a ratings win.

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy was honored in prime time Wednesday as the Dec. 2 Kennedy Center Honors gala, held in the White House's East Room, was broadcast on CBS. The influential guitarist and Chicago

2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Natalia Makarova, front row, second right, reacts to all the photos being taken during a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy was honored in prime time Wednesday as the Dec. 2 Kennedy Center Honors gala, held in the White House's East Room, was broadcast on CBS. The influential guitarist and Chicago

CBS led in adults 18-49 (1.5 rating) and total viewers (8.3 million) on Wednesday night, thanks to a strong encore of Criminal Minds (1.7 adults) and the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors.