See if you can guess which cable channel just chalked up its 53rd consecutive week of growth to boast the longest active streak among all ad-supported cable channels. The answer, according to a press release just out today from CMT, is … CMT.
“This quarter alone, CMT is generating the highest year-over-year gain of any Top 50 ad-supported cable channel in Women 18-49,” CMT says in the announcement. “Furthermore, CMT finished the 2017 Fiscal Year up +12% among Adults 18-49 and up +13 among Women 18-49 from the prior year and earned its highest-rated year since 2014.”
Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land, says in the announcement: “CMT’s ratings trajectory is further proof that our new mission of embracing and redefining modern country culture is working. Music is our brand cornerstone and key to our growth. Franchises like ‘Listen Up’ allow us to join forces with new artists at the forefront of evolving the genre and give them a massive megaphone to reach countless new fans.”
The announcement also includes the new list of “18 for 2018” “Listen Up” emerging artists, which includes Abby Anderson, Delta Rae, Jordan Davis, Maggie Rose and The Sisterhood Band.
Click here to read today’s full announcement from CMT, including the full “18 for 2018” list.