Strong Ratings For CMA Fest Special

Zac Brown Band and special guest Alan Jackson perform during "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock." Photo: Donn Jones / CMA

Last night’s (8/14) CMA Music Festival television special drew an average audience of 7 million viewers, about one million more fans than last year’s broadcast. CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock aired 8:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC. It came in second place most of the night, and moved into first place during the final hour. Leading the night was CBS with Big Brother and Same Name.

This was the CMA Music Festival special’s second largest audience in six years.

TV ratings aren’t the only indicator of a successful broadcast…stay tuned for news from Soundscan.

TV Ratings courtesy of Nielsen.

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