How about that nude bodysuit on 42-year-old Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards last night? Not much else from last night to talk about, as the AMAs on ABC (4.3/10 in adults 18-49, 12 million) were flat with last year’s show in 18-49 (up 3% in total viewers), and the other programs trended down against the music awards, which outperformed ABC’s nightly 18-49 average from last week by 48%.
As usual, the biggest ratings swings were at Fox and CBS, which alternate in following the late NFL game. Last night, it was CBS’ turn to have the late game, which pushed the start of the network’s primetime to 7:25 PM. 60 Minutes (approx. 3.0/8) was up 43% from last week when it didn’t have a football lead-in. The Amazing Race (2.7/6) was even with last week, while The Good Wife (1.9/4) and CSI: Miami (1.7/4) felt the effect of the AMAs, down 5% and 19%, respectively. At Fox, The Simpsons (2.7/7) was down 21% without a football lead-in. Its lead-in this week was the time period premiere of The Cleveland Show (1.8/5), which was down 25% from its last original 4 weeks ago behind The Simpsons to a series low. The show that replaced it at 8:30 PM, rookie Allen Gregory, continues to shed a tenth of a rating point every week, slipping to a 1.9/4. Family Guy (3.1/7) and American Dad (2.4/5) were flat.
NBC once again won Sunday with Sunday Night Football. Last night’s game, in which the Eagles defeated the Giants 17-10, posted a 14.0 overnight rating/22 share, down 3% from last week and 12% from last year’s Week 11 game between the Eagles hosting the Giants who at the time were tied for first place in the NFC East.