CMA Music Festival Special Pulls In 5.54 Million Viewers


The Wednesday night (Aug. 3) airing of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock on ABC garnered a 1.1/4 Live+Same Day rating, pulling in a viewership of 5.54 million, up from 2015’s average of 5.19 million viewers, according to

In 2015, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock averaged a 1.2/4 rating among adult viewers age 18-49.

The three-hour show featured hosts Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge, and included performances from Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Chris Young with Cassadee Pope.

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock was executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 9-12, the special featured performances from four-day celebration, which this year was highlighted by meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 600 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 88,500 fans.


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