Fans flocked to sit to their television screens when Nashville: On the Record premiered on ABC.

The music special, which featured the cast of Nashville, aired Wednesday night in place of a new episode.

According to Zap2It, the show attracted a whopping 4.17 million viewers and helped ABC secure second place for the night among the major networks.

Fans who watched the special saw the all-star cast perform show favorites from the historic Ryman auditorium as well as the Bluebird Café.

New episodes of Nashville return next Wednesday. Meanwhile, critics are predicting the show will be renewed for a third season.