Billboard Music Awards Gives ABC a Sunday Night Win

Most-watched BBMAs in 14 years

ABC won Sunday night with the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, the most-watched BBMAs in 14 years.

The three-hour telecast averaged 11.1 million viewers, a 4 percent jump in viewers versus last year. The show also took the adults 18-40 demographic with a 3.7 rating / 12 share, its best in 12 years.

On social media, Kendall and Kylie Jenner introducing their brother-in-law Kanye West as well as his performance were the most-tweeted moments, which might have been due to the boos the Jenner girls received, and the bleeps Kanye got.

The Family Guy season finale on Fox was the highest-rated scripted show, with a 1.3 rating among adults ages 18 to 49. The BBMAs were also up against the series finale of Mad Men on AMC and Game of Thrones on HBO.

@ChrisAriens Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.