2014 American Music Awards - Show


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.8/16 3.2/9 2.8/8 1.1/3 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.1/16 2.6/8 1.9/6 1.0/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 16.305 10.416 14.577 2.532 2.659

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC (NFL Football) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings. The start of CBS primetime was delayed until 7:40PM in Eastern and Central time zones due to late running NFL football.  CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Cowboys/Giants) earned a 7.1, up 15 percent from last week’s preliminary 6.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.4, down 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The American Music Awards scored a 3.8, adults 18-49 rating, down 16 percent from last year’s 4.5.

On CBS, NFL Football earned a 7.3 adults 18-49 rating. 60 Minutes scored a 3.9, up 129 percent from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Madam Secretary garnered a 1.8, up 20 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife notched a 1.4, up 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  CSI matched last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. 

On FOX, the timeslot premiere of Mulaney scored a 0.7 adult 18-49 rating, down 22 percent  from a 0.9 for its most recent episode.   The Simpsons garnered a 1.6, down 47 percent  from last week’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine notched a 1.5, down 32 percent from last week’s 2.2 18-49 rating. Bob’s Burgers notched a 0.9, down 47 percent from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All Ratings Live+ Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS NFL Football – Live 7.3/22 25.80
  NBC Football Nght in America Part 1- Live 2.1/6 6.51
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.4/4 7.00
FOX The Simpsons – R 1.0/3 2.66
7:30 CBS 60 Minutes 3.9/10 18.45
  NBC Football Night in America Part 2 – Live 3.7/11 10.45
FOX Mulaney 0.7/2 1.64
8:00 NBC Football Night in America Part 3 – Live 5.2/14 15.61
ABC American Music Awards (8-11PM) 3.8/10 11.55
FOX The Simpsons 1.6/4 3.49
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys/Giants) – Live (8:30-11PM) 7.1/18 19.77
CBS Madam Secretary 1.8/5 12.57
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.5/4 3.02
9:00 FOX Family Guy – R 1.2/3 2.47
9:30 CBS The Good Wife 1.4/4 10.14
FOX Bob’s Burgers 0.9/2 1.92
10:30 CBS CSI 1.3/4 8.50

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.–


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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