ABC’s Country Music Association Awards dominated Wednesday night, jumping from last year’s record-low
results. The long-running music franchise popped 10% to a 3.2 rating among viewers ages 18-49. And the broadcast’s 14.29 million total viewers was up 14% compared with last year’s 12.5 mil. In fairness, last year’s CMA Awards ran head-to-head against Fox’s broadcast of the historic Game 7 of the Cubs-Indians World Series. That game averaged the most viewers for any baseball game since 1991, when the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in another World Series Game 7 that went to extra-innings.
In an interview with “Billboard”, TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL came out in support of “common sense” gun laws. The interview happened less than two weeks after the Route 91 tragedy. Both feel “It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.” More ahead on today’s #skinny.
At the 2017 CMA Awards….Niall Horan and Maren Morris teamed up to perform “Seeing Blind,” off of his debut solo album, Flicker. It followed a short intro of her hit “I Could Use a Love Song.” Wednesday marked Horan’s first time attending the annual award show.
And the country music world just got SWEETER!
Details on today’s #HotCountrySkinny 8:40am and 4:40pm