ABC took the winner’s trophy on Sunday thanks to a decent turnout for the Billboard Music Awards. The two-hour ceremony was the No. 1 show of the night in viewers (10.4 million) and adults 18-49 (3.5 rating), Nielsen says. It was also the most-watched Billboard telecast in 13 years.
CBS just edged out a second place spot in 18-49 (at least according to early estimates) by airing the season finales of The Amazing Race (1.7/5); The Good Wife (1.2/3, down 25% from last season’s finale) and The Mentalist (1.5/4, down 12% from last season’s finale). CBS’ most-watched show of the night was 60 Minutes at 9.8 million.
Fox had the second-highest rated program on the night in 18-49 in Family Guy (2.0). Bob’s Burgers got a .9, American Dad a 1.2; The Simpsons a 1.6, and Cosmos a 1.1. At 3.8 million, Family Guy was the net’s most-watched show.
NBC came in fourth with the special Coldplay: Ghost Stories (.4), American Dream Builders (.4) and the repeat special Women of SNL (.8), which was also the net’s most-watched show for the night at 2.8 million.