Strong ratings for country awards with an asterisk

By on November 14, 2017


After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards show is on the rebound. (Photo: CMA Country Music Association/Facebook)
After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards show is on the rebound. (Photo: CMA Country Music Association/Facebook)

NEW YORK — After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards show is on the rebound.

But country music fans might not want to hoist a glass in celebration quite yet.

The awards reached 14.3 million viewers last week, the most-watched entertainment program on television. The Nielsen company said that was nearly 2 million more than the show reached in 2016.

But last year the show had some major competition, since it was held the same night as the seventh game of a memorable World Series between the Cubs and Indians.