The 2012 Billboard Music Awards topped an otherwise slow
night, giving ABC the win on Sunday with an overall 2.4 rating/7 share in the
18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The music awards show, in
its second year after a brief hiatus from television, earned a 2.6, down 13%
from last year's show.
Fox, in second with an overall 1.9/6, aired Animation
Domination season finales in The Simpsons,
which was up 11% from last week to a 2.1; Bob's
Burgers, down a tenth to a 1.7; and an hour-long Family Guy, which was up a tenth from last week's regular episode to
The season finale of The
Celebrity Apprentice put NBC in third place with an overall 1.6/5. After a
repeat of America's Got Talent, Donald
Trump's reality show improved 22% from last week to a 2.2, but was 27% from
last year's finale.
CBS aired 60 Minutes at
8 p.m. for a 1.5, and the Tom Selleck television movie Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, the eighth in the series, for a
1.2. CBS ended with an overall 1.3/4.