via press note:
With its broadcast of the CMA Music Festival, ABC won Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, leading the night for the 3rd week in a row.
From 8-11pm, the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock dominated its 3-hour time period, beating runner-up CBS by wide margins in viewers (+34%) and young adults (+43%). The CMA Music Festival spiked over last year’s telecast by 44% in viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49. In fact, the CMA Music Festival drew its biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a 7-year-high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006). The Net began airing the annual program in 2005.