Ratings: American Music Awards Hold Steady vs. Sunday Football, God Slips

TV Ratings American Music Awards

ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday night drew 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating, adding a few eyeballs versus 2018 (which aired on a Tuesday, away from football) while steady in the demo — effectively stabilizing after last year’s precipitous drop.

Among the grades performances, TVLine readers gave Selena Gomez an average of “C”; Lizzo and Billie Eilish both earned an “A-“; and Taylor Swift’s medley and Post Malone/Ozzy Osbourne/Travis Scott each netted an “A.”

Elsewhere on the night….

NBC | Sunday Night Football (17 mil/4.8) is up 20 and 12 percent from last week’s fast nationals.

CBS | God Friended Me (5.9 mil/0.6) slipped to hit and tie series lows; NCIS: Los Angeles (6.3 mil/0.6) dipped a tenth to match its series low in the demo; and Madam Secretary (4.3 mil/0.4) was steady.

FOX | Pending inevitable adjustment, The Simpsons  (5.5 mil/1.8) is currently tied with the AMAs for Sunday’s non-sports win. Bless The Harts (2.7 mil/1.0), Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/0.9) and Family Guy (2.3 mil/0.9) were also up.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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