Ratings: AMAs Slip, Football Pops, Mulaney Down, Madam Sec'y Eyes Gain

American Music Awards Ratings

ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday night drew 11.6 million total viewers and a 3.8 demo rating, down 10 and 16 percent year-over-year but scoring its best numbers in a decade among Teens 12-17.

Providing extra-stiff competition for the AMAs was NBC’s well-watched Sunday Night Football match-up between the Cowboys and Giants (19.8 mil/7.1), which was up 9 and 18 percent from last week’s fast nationals.


CBS | Pending final adjustments due to NFL overrun, Madam Secretary (12.6 mil/1.8) is currently up 20 percent in the demo, The Good Wife (10.1 mil/1.4) inched up one tenth and CSI (7.9 mil/1.3) was flat.

FOX | Mulaney christened its earlier time slot with 1.6 mil and a 0.7, down some 20 percent from its most recent performance. Without an NFL lead-in, The Simpsons (3.5 mil/1.6), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3 mil/1.5), Family Guy (2.5 mil/1.2) and Bob’s Burgers (1.9 mil/0.9) all slipped sharply week-to-week.

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  1. Tran says:

    The Sunday Night Football game between the Cowboys and the Giants was one of the best this season but the Peyton Manning show against the 49ers is number one in my opinion.

  2. ninamags says:

    Woohoo! How ’bout them Cowboys!!!

  3. Boiler says:

    Think it is time for some love for Madame Secretary. Too bad for FOX. Maybe a perception that network just bad. And now the guy who ran it into ground screwing up TNT

  4. I.R.E. says:

    What a wasted timing on current music. NFL rules the night!

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  6. Lizo says:

    Glad for the uptick for Madam Secretary. I love it! Though I really wouldn’t mind if they stopped focused on the boring drama between her two aides, Daisy and whatshisface. I like them as characters but their “romance” is snoozeville.

  7. christopher bee says:

    “… scoring its best numbers in a decade among Teens 12-17”.

    Thats why there was almost no real music present. It was terrible.