It wasn't a very happy 40th for the American Music Awards.
The three-hour ceremony hit an all-time low Sunday, nabbing 9.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down 21 percent from last year.
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NBC won the night with Sunday Night Football (15.8 million, 6.0).
CBS was second, thanks to a football overrun that delayed prime time by 53 minutes.
Fox's animation block was down, save for American Dad! (4.2 million, 2.0).
CBS: 60 Minutes / The Amazing Race 14.1 million viewers (3.2 demo rating)
ABC: American Music Awards 9.5 million (3.4) [8-11 p.m.]
Fox: The Simpsons 5.2 million (2.5); Bob's Burgers 4 million (1.8)
NBC: Sunday Night Football 15.8 million (6.0) [8-11:30 p.m.]
CBS: The Amazing Race /The Good Wife 9.6 million (2.2)
Fox: Family Guy 5.1 million (2.5); American Dad! 4.2 million (2.0)
CBS: The Good Wife / The Mentalist 9.5 million (1.6)
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