The Billboard Music Awards led ABC to a Sunday night win in the all-important demo.
The three-hour show averaged 7.4 million viewers and a 2.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down slightly from last year, but it was the show's second-largest audience since 2003.
CBS topped the night in viewership with the eighth Jesse Stone movie, Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, which drew 12.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating — the night's lowest demo.
Adele, LMFAO top Billboard Music Awards
The season finale of Celebrity Apprentice (6.8 million, 2.2) improved from last week, but dropped 18 and 23 percent, respectively, from last season's closer.
Fox's animated block's season finales were all either even or up.
CBS: 60 Minutes 10.12 million viewers (1.5 demo rating)
ABC: Billboard Music Awards 7.4 million (2.7) [8-11 p.m.]
Fox: The Simpsons 4.8 million (2.1); Bob's Burgers 3.7 million (1.8)
NBC: America's Got Talent (R) 4.2 million (1.0)
CBS: Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt 12.8 million (1.2) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: Family Guy 5.2 million (2.5) [9-10 p.m.]
NBC: Celebrity Apprentice 6.8 million (2.2) [9-11 p.m.]
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