The CCTV New Year's Gala, also known as the Spring Festival Gala, and commonly abbreviated in Chinese as Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television. Shown on the eve of Chinese New Year on its flagship CCTV-1, satellite channel CCTV-4 and the China Global Television Network channels - CGTN, CGTN Spanish, CGTN French and CGTN Russian, the broadcast has a yearly viewership of over 700 million viewers, making it one of the premier television events of China.
The Gala has a largest audience for any entertainment show in the world, and it has often been described as among "the most watched television program in the world." The 2014 edition of the Gala drew an estimated 800 million viewers to the broadcast. The special is a variety show, often featuring musical, dance, comedy, and drama performances. It has become a ritual for many Chinese families, including overseas Chinese, to tune in to the show on Chinese New Year's Eve. Many Chunwan performers have emerged as household names in China solely as a result of their recurring appearances on the program.