CMT Gets Ratings Boost From ‘I Love Kellie Pickler’

Kellie Pickler.

Kellie Pickler

CMT broke two of its longstanding ratings records as more than 2.5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere night of I Love Kellie Pickler on Thursday (Nov. 5).

The premiere episode notched an impressive .81 rating with women (18-49) and .53 rating with adults (18-49) according to Nielsen Media Research, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. Including encores over the weekend, nearly 4 million viewers have tuned-in.

Kellie Pickler and her husband/co-star Kyle Jacobs lit up social media that night with the series ranking as the No. 2 primetime reality series on Twitter, while the premiere drove a staggering 105% week-over-week increase in visitors and 96% week-over-week increase in total visits to New episodes of I Love Kellie Pickler premiere on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

CMT is building a successful block of original programming on Thursday nights as the 10th season of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Making the Team concluded its season as the highest-rated to date with adults 18-49, garnering nearly 3 million total viewers, while Party Down South, returning January 7, remains the network’s highest-rated series.

I Love Kellie Pickler is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions with executive producers Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, Lisa Tucker, Noah Moskin, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs. Jayson Dinsmore, Morgan Selzer and Matthew Trierweiler executive produce for CMT.


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