Thursday, April 18, 2024

American Music Awards Score Lowest Ratings Ever, Beaten by NFL, “Madame Secretary”


The American Music Awards got what they deserved: their lowest ratings ever. They scored a miserable 2.4 in the key demo, which means no young people watched the show. But few people over all saw this debacle, as the total was 8.4 million people.

By comparison, “60 Minutes” had 15.81 million viewers. And their key demo was 3.1.

The AMAs made a mistake not putting older artists on earlier– Sting, Lady Gaga and John Legend were the best performers easily, but their audience may have tuned out before they came on.

The AMAs were beaten by the NFL, and also “Madame Secretary,” the guilty pleasure show for all thinking adults. (It reminds me of “Trapper John MD.”)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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