Tyler, Underwood Team For Top Rated Episode of “CMT Crossroads”

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• February 8, 2012

Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood perform at CMT Crossroads Live From "Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Pepsi Coliseum on Feb. 4 in Indianapolis. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

The pairing of Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood for hit show CMT Crossroads resulted in the series’ highest-rated episode in seven years. More than 3.1 million total viewers tuned in to CMT for weekend airings of CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood From The Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam, which premiered Sat., Feb. 4 from Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. The premiere garnered 1.9 million total viewers, marking the highest-rated episode since the 2005 pairing of Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Tyler and Underwood took the stage for a rocking hour of hits, including “Sweet Emotion,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Before He Cheats,” “Cryin’,” a spectacular mash-up of Underwood’s “Just A Dream” and Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” a special performance of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” and Underwood’s smash “Undo It,” and the Steppenwolf classic “Born To Be Wild.”

The show will be retelecast on CMT Sat., Feb. 11 at 10:00 a.m. and Sun., Feb. 12 at 10:00 a.m, ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.

(L-R): Bill Flanagan, EVP Editorial Director, MTVN; John Hamlin, SVP Music Events & Talent, CMT; Kathy Russ, Producer, Taillight TV; Brian Philips, President, CMT; Steven Tyler; Carrie Underwood; Tom Forrest, Producer, Taillight TV; Margaret Comeaux, Sr. Director Music Event & Production, CMT. Photo: Rick Diamond/WireImage.com

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