Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 18, 2014.
CBS' season finales for "The Amazing Race: All-Stars," "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" proved to be no competition for ABC's Billboard Music Awards telecast on Sunday night.
Each of CBS' finales got small audience bumps, but "Good Wife" and "Amazing Race" were both flat in the key demo, with only "The Mentalist" rising. Meanwhile, it was the most watched Billboard Music Awards telecast in 13 years.
The CBS finales weren't the only programming unable to compete with ABC's awards telecast. While FOX's "Family Guy" was Sunday's top scripted show among young viewers, that finale dipped week-to-week as did "Cosmos." And nothing NBC programmed was able to draw even a minimal audience, with "American Dream Builders" and a "Coldplay: Ghost Stories" special coming in impressively low.
On to the numbers...