Best-of ‘CMA Fest’ Special Places ABC in First-Place Ratings Tie With NBC and Univision

ABC was No. 1 outright in total viewers on Monday

The “CMA Best of Fest” special on ABC got the best — or at least the biggest — audience in Monday’s primetime. In the key demo, ABC ended up in a tie with NBC and Univision.

ABC, NBC and Univision tied for first in ratings, each with a 0.5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC had a 4 share, ABC and Univision got 3 shares. ABC was first in total viewers with an average of 3.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was second in total viewers with 3.2 million, Univision was fifth with 1.8 million.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio