via press note:
ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm – 10.4 million and 3.2/9 in AD18-49): Featuring America’s Funniest Home Videos and the 2014 American Music Awards against strong NFL-driven competition, ABC surged to Sunday season highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 7.0 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): Up for the 4th week in Total Viewers (+3%), ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos hit a new season high with its most watched telecast in nearly 1 year – since 12/8/13.
The 2014 American Music Awards (8-11pm – 11.6 million and 3.8/10 in AD18-49): Opposite big NFL-fueled competition on the evening, including down-to-the-wire Sunday Night Football contest (Cowboys-Giants) and an NFL overrun-driven CBS (Dolphins-Broncos), the 2014 American Music Awards made ABC the dominant #1 non-sports network from 8-11pm in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. In addition, the AMAs stood as the night’s top-rated broadcast over football in key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and Teens 12-17.
· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the American Music Awards marked its 2nd-highest numbers in its last 3 years – since 2001. In addition, the AMAs scored its 2nd-highest number in 10 years with Teens 12-17 – since 2004.
· Opposite the big NFL competition, the 2014 AMAs produced ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the time period in nearly 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the Academy Awards on 3/2/14.
· ABC’s American Music Awards ranked as the #1 most social program on TV Sunday with 5,650,909 million tweets, nearly 5 times higher than NBC’s Sunday Night Football (1,136,366 million).