Ratings for Last Night’s AMAs Were the Lowest They’ve Ever Been

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The numbers are in and they aren’t great for ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 20, 2016). According to TVLine, ratings for the awards show were the lowest they’ve ever been.

8.2 Million people watched the broadcast, drawing a demo rating of a mere 2.4. In English, that means only 2.4 percent of viewers in the show’s target demographic bothered to tune in. That’s an all-time low, beating out the award show’s previous worst record, set in 2012 with 9.5 Million viewers and a 3.4 demo rating.

It’s not all bad, though. ABC says it was still their highest-rated Sunday night since May, excluding the night of The Emmys.

It wasn’t a great night for any of the major networks. Over on CBS, NCIS: Los Angeles dropped to its lowest ratings of the season, partially because of the AMAs, and partially because the afternoon NFL games ran long.

Even the NFL didn’t do all that well, though. On NBC, Sunday Night Football’s viewer count dropped by 10 percent.