via press release:
CMT GOES ‘BUCKWILD’ WITH A MARATHON BEGINNING SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 3 P.M. ET/PT
CMT To Air Season One of BUCKWILD Followed by an All-New Episode of
MY BIG REDNECK VACATION and the Premiere of MY BIG REDNECK VACATION AFTER SHOW
NASHVILLE – March 4, 2012 – CMT is preparing for a wild and crazy weekend with a marathon of the hit MTV series BUCKWILD, beginning Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m., ET/PT, followed by an all-new episode of MY BIG REDNECK VACATION at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the debut of MY BIG REDNECK VACATION AFTER SHOW at 10 p.m., ET/PT.
BUCKWILD premiered earlier this year and follows nine young, adventurous friends in West Virginia. United by their pride for small-town American life, this fun-loving group has a passion for living life to its fullest, while making up their own rules as they go. Whether it’s transforming a dump truck into a pool party, or building a human sling shot, they live their lives loud and proud without restrictions. Since its January premiere, BUCKWILD ranks as the #1 rated original cable series of Thursday nights among P12-34, while pulling in an average of 3 million total viewers per episode (Live +3)*.
Concluding the marathon, an all-new episode of MY BIG REDNECK VACATION will premiere at 9 p.m., ET/PT followed by MY BIG REDNECK VACATION AFTER SHOW at 10 p.m., ET/PT. Tom Arnold hosts the half-hour AFTER SHOW, joined by the entire Clampet family and of course, a cooler stocked with beer. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the AFTER SHOW will recap the week’s episode in addition to revealing deleted scenes, bloopers, and highlights from this season’s cross-country road trip.
*Source: Nielsen, L + 3, P12-34 unless noted, ranked on 000s, 01/03/13-01/31/13.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.