CMA Awards Viewership Up 12 Percent In 2019

Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

It appears The 53rd Annual CMA Awards was a hit with viewers.

According to the Country Music Association, the three-hour telecast of “Country Music’s Biggest Night” dominated Wednesday night’s ratings, with ABC ranking No.1 in all six half-hours of primetime with total viewers and and adults 18-49. The CMA Awards had an average of 11.3 million viewers throughout the show, beating out its nearest competition (NBC) by 4.3 million viewers.

Total viewership for the CMA Awards was up 12% in 2019. The show brought ABC its largest Wednesday night audience in two years.

Additionally, the CMA Awards earned 2.4M total social interactions across Instagram (43%), Facebook (33%), and Twitter (25%), making the show the No.1 most social entertainment program across broadcast and cable television Wednesday night. Social interactions were up 104% over the 2018 show, according to statistics measured by Nielsen Social.

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, was a celebration of women. Re-live the epic opening number honoring females in country music by clicking HERE.