‘CMT Artists of the Year’ Earns High Ratings Marks

Pictured (L-R, Seated): Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line), Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan; (Front): Ron White

Pictured (L-R, Seated): Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line), Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan; (Front): Ron White

CMT Artists of the Year made its first-ever live telecast from Nashville’s Music City Center on Dec. 3, and posted the highest ratings in the show’s four-year history. According to early numbers from Nielsen, ratings were up 81 percent over last year among persons 18-49. CMT.com also saw its streams rise 277 percent from 2012.

White hosting, CMT Artists of the Year celebrated the achievements of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw in 90-minute live special which included special appearances and performances.

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