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The 2011 American Music Awards entertained 12.04 million fans — a 3 percent increase over last year — and posted a 4.3 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen overnights.

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While the industry-prized demo ratings simply tied last year, the show did increase in various younger demographics, including teens 12-to-17 (24 percent) and women 18-to-34 (8 percent). And the overall 4.3 adult demo rating scored ABC's best Sunday night since the Oscars on Feb. 27.

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NBC's NFL of course won Sunday night with a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants that wasn't decided until 85 seconds were left. And CBS' football overrun of nearly a half-hour skewed its numbers somewhat for all of prime time.

8 p.m.
CBS: The Amazing Race 19 10.05 million (2.7 adult demo rating)
ABC: 2011 American Music Awards 12.04 million (4.3)
Fox: The Simpsons 5.74 million (2.7); Allen Gregory 3.97 million (1.9) {8:30 p.m.}
NBC: Football Night in America 13.29 million (4.7); Sunday Night Football 17.53 million (6.6) {8:30-11 p.m.}

9 p.m.
CBS: The Good Wife 9.65 million (1.9)
Fox: Family Guy 6.04 million (3.1); American Dad 4.79 million (2.4) {9:30 p.m.}

10 p.m.
CBS: CSI: Miami 8.89 million viewers (1.7)