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ABC, dick clark productions announce date for 2014 Billboard Music Awards

by jmaloni

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Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm

ABC and dick clark productions have announced The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC, and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year's hottest and biggest music stars.

ABC's three-hour broadcast of The 2013 Billboard Music Awards posted an across-the-board victory, winning its 8-11 p.m. time period with Total Viewers, all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17.

•Spiking year to year in Total Viewers (up 28 percent - 9.5 million vs. 7.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (up 30 percent - 3.5/10 vs. 2.7/7), The Billboard Music Awards delivered its biggest numbers in 10 years - since 2003.

•The Billboard Music Awards stood as the night's highest-rated TV show with Adults 18-49 (3.5/10).

•The Billboard Music Awards was Sunday's No. 1 most social program with 4,358,169 tweets, shooting up 182 percent year to year (vs. 1,545,775 tweets on 5/20/12).

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