justin bieber amas 2012 gi TV ratings: NBC wins with 'Sunday Night Football' as AMAs crash and burnFast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Plenty of music awards were handed out, but football was the big winner Sunday night, as NBC garnered more viewers with “Sunday Night Football” than ABC could pull in for “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.” Even with the star power of Justin Bieber and Stevie Wonder, the awards show took a steep dive — dropping 21 percent to an all-time low.

Animation fans tuned out Sunday — or switched over to football — as “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” each fell from last week.

NBC delivered 13.3 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/12 share in households in primetime. CBS (12.6 million, 8.1/12) was a close second. ABC trailed behind with 9.0 million viewers and a 5.2/8, leaving FOX in fourth place (4.2 million, 2.4/4).

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating. CBS came in second at 3.0, just ahead of ABC’s 2.9. FOX averaged 2.0 in the demo.

Sunday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (14.1 million viewers, 8.9/13 households)/”The Amazing Race XXI” (11.5 million, 7.2/11)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (5.2 million, 2.9/4)/”Bob’s Burgers” (4.0 million, 2.2/3)
ABC: “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” (9.6 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (12.8 million, 7.8/12)/”NBC Sunday Night Football” (16.5 million, 10.0/15)

18-49 leader: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (6.1)

9 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race XXI” (9.5 million, 6.1/9)/”The Good Wife” (9.8 million, 6.4/9)
ABC: “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” (9.8 million, 5.7/8)
FOX: “Family Guy” (5.1 million, 2.8/4)/”American Dad (4.2 million. 2.3/3)
NBC: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (16.3 million, 9.9/14)

18-49 leader: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (6.1)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.6 million, 6.6/10)/”The Mentalist” (9.4 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” (9.0 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “NBC Sund
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18-49 leader: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (5.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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