Country music superstar Brad Paisley’s first ever network variety show, Brad PaisleyThinks He’s Special, aired Tuesday night on ABC with 6.3 million viewers and was the most watched show on ABC for the evening, according to Nielsen.
Viewers took to social media in support of the engaging show. Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special had over 390,000 social interactions across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, according to Nielsen Social Content Ratings.
Executive produced by Sony country music superstar Brad Paisley, the hour-long program showcased the energy of Music City from Nashville’s historic War Memorial Auditorium through a combination of Paisley’s signature humor, unexpected surprises, heartfelt pieces and rousing musical performances. Special guests on the show included country sensation Kelsea Ballerini, iconic musical group Hootie & The Blowfish, GRAMMY®-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers, host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise Chris Harrison, NFL legend Peyton Manning, superstars Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker, seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar Carrie Underwood and more.
“Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special” was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Paisley, Jane Mun, RAC Clark, Bill Simmons and Kendal Marcy served as executive producers.