CMA Fest’s ‘Country’s Night To Rock’ Surges In Ratings

Little Big Town celebrate the airing of CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock with manager Jason Owen and the show's producer Robert Deaton.

Little Big Town celebrates the airing of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock with manager Jason Owen and the show’s producer Robert Deaton on social media.

ABC was king of Monday night (Aug. 12)’s 8-9 p.m. lineup, thanks to the three-hour CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. The show was up half a point for a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. The three-hour event averaged 8.2 million viewers, according to Little Big Town hosted this year’s show, which featured performances from Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and many others.

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, garnered 5.01 million viewers for last night’s 8 p.m. hour while CBS led in the 10 p.m. hour with 10.1 million viewers for “Under the Dome.”

In 2012, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock garnered an average of 5.66 million viewers, coming in third for the 8 p.m. time slot when it was competing with NBC’s The Voice and the premiere of FOX’s Bones.

Note: Because of the popularity of the DVR, these overnight/next day figures may distort year-to-year comparisons until Nielsen releases Live + 7 Day metrics.


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