ABC will continue to be the home of the annual Country Music Association Awards.
The network and the CMA have signed an extension of their deal that will keep the awards, along with annual specials CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, on ABC through 2026. The extension will take the awards through their 20th year on the broadcast outlet; ABC first aired them in 2006.
Continuing our long-standing relationship with CMA is a top priority and opportunity together, we bring unforgettable experiences to our audiences that capture the heart and soul of the country music community, said Rob Mills, executive vp unscripted and alternative entertainment for Walt Disney Television. We look forward to delivering many more memorable moments with celebrated icons as well as aspirational artists and are proud to be the home for these incredible and distinguished specials.
The extension comes at a time when awards shows, including the CMAs, have taken a battering in TV ratings. The 2020 CMA Awards hit an all-time low in both total ...