American Music Awards

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Watercooler: Dancing with the Devil?

Seriously, what the hell, ABC?

Ever since the network announced that Chris Brown would perform on last night's Dancing With the Stars results show — days after he trashed his Good Morning America dressing room in a fit of rage over being asked about his attack on Rihanna — we've all been scratching our heads. Sure, he has a hit record out right now, but he also has a record of hitting. It just didn't sit right with a lot of folks that this guy got a pass. Especially since it wasn't that long ago that Adam Lambert, who has never been charged with brutalizing anyone, was once banned from GMA for simply kissing a dude on the '09 American Music Awards.

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Watercooler: Dancing with the Devil?

Seriously, what the hell, ABC?

Ever since the network announced that Chris Brown would perform on last night's Dancing With the Stars results show — days after he trashed his Good Morning America dressing room in a fit of rage over being asked about his attack on Rihanna — we've all been scratching our heads. Sure, he has a hit record out right now, but he also has a record of hitting. It just didn't sit right with a lot of folks that this guy got a pass. Especially since it wasn't that long ago that Adam Lambert, who has never been charged with brutalizing anyone, was once banned from GMA for simply kissing a dude on the '09 American Music Awards.

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Cheers & Jeers: Katy Perry Falls Flat

Jeers to Katy Perry for overexposing herself — literally and figuratively.

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The pop footnote has been everywhere lately, from her ... read more

2009 American Music Awards Adds Three Idols to Lineup

Simon, Randy and Paula will be so proud.

Three American Idol alums — Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and... read more

Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson Top 2009 American Music Awards Nominations

Country singer Taylor Swift and the late Michael Jackson lead the nominees for the 2009 American Music Awards, which were announced Tuesday.

Swift garnered six nominations, including... read more

Ratings for American Music Awards, 24 and More

Sunday's ratings scorecard:

8 pm/ET
ABC's coverage of the 2008 American Music Awards topped the hour, dominated Sunday's demos and averaged 12.2 million total viewers for the night (a gain of 380 versus last year). Coming in No. 2 at 8 was 24: Redemption, which delivered 12.04 million heads over its two-hour run. That marks an 18-percent improvement over the Fox series' Day 6 finale, but down 23 percent from that season's opener. 

NBC's coverage of the Colts-Chargers game was the evening's most-watched program, averaging 12.29 million viewers. Facing stiff competition, Amazing Race (10.1 mil) slowed down 19 percent week-to-week.

9 pm
Cold Case placed third behind the AMAs and football with 12.07 million viewers, on par with its previous audience.

10 pm
The Unit inched up 200K to claim No. 3 with an audience of 9.99 million.

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Premiered: November 23, 2008
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 36th annual gala. Slated performers include Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, the Fray, the Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Pink, Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. Lennox is honored with the Special Award of Merit.

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