ABC Moves ‘American Music Awards’ to a Weeknight

Feb 13, 2018  •  Post A Comment

ABC announced today that it will move the “2018 American Music Awards” from its traditional spot on Sunday nights to a weeknight, with the show’s live broadcast now set for Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Produced by dick clark productions, the show is billed as the world’s largest fan-voted awards show.

“The American Music Awards honors artists in multiple musical genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year,” ABC noted in today’s announcement. “ABC’s broadcast of the ‘2017 American Music Awards’ grew by double digits year to year in Total Viewers (+10% – 9.0 million vs. 8.2 million) and drew ABC’s biggest entertainment audience in the Sunday 8:00-11:00 p.m. time slot since ‘The Oscars’ on Feb. 26, 2017.”

Nominations are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These metrics are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers on the “2018 American Music Awards.” Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

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