ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday night drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating — down 25 and 31 percent from last year to mark all-time lows for the gala.
The previous lows, set in 2012, were 9.5 mil and a 3.4 rating.
That said, ABC notes that the AMAs delivered its best non-Emmys Sunday numbers since the Billboard Music Awards in May.
Up against stiffer ABC competition and significantly delayed by NFL overrun, CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (9.9 mil/1.3) slipped 18 and 19 percent to its second-lowest numbers of the season, while Madam Secretary (6.9 mil/0.8) dropped 26 and 20 percent to hit and tie season lows. Elementary (4.7 mil/0.7) shed a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.
Over on Fox, it went as follows: Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/1.0), The Simpsons (2.9 mil/1.3), more Burgers (2.4 mil/1.2), Family Guy (2.7 mil/1.3) and Last Man on Earth (2 mil/0.9, tying series lows).
NBC’s Sunday Night Football (17.1 mil/5.6) dipped 10 and 15 percent from last week’s fast nationals.
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