American Music Awards May Skip 2023 as BBMAs Take Date with No Community

The American Songs Awards are probably to just take a a single-calendar year sabbatical, Assortment has uncovered.

Subsequent information asserting that the Billboard Music Awards would move the day to Nov. 19, 2023, usually a Sunday held for the AMAs, it would appear to depart guardian company Dick Clark Productions no alternative but to bump the AMAs to 2024, when it can just take the Might slot beforehand held by Billboard.

Various sources say that neither has secured a broadcast associate and producer Dick Clark Productions, which is owned by Penske Media Corp. (father or mother business of Wide variety and Billboard) had to make the selection of which show to throw its fat at the rear of. Due to the fact PMC owns the publication Billboard, insiders counsel that the considering was to market its very own manufacturer. Chatter amongst songs industry specialists is that the AMAs, which introduced in 1973, was turning into stale.

Having said that, a spokeswoman for PMC asserted that discussions are ongoing for equally awards telecasts. “We have presents on equally shows from networks and streamers,” a PMC spokeswoman reported.

ABC, which has partnered with the American Music Awards for some time, was unaware of the BBMAs transform till it was announced publicly on March 15. A resource close to the circumstance tells Wide range that no choices have been designed about a contract renewal for the AMAs.

As for the BBMAs, sources also confirm that NBC, which has aired that display due to the fact 2018, did not choose it up this 12 months. As an alternative, NBC is focused on expanding its People’s Choice Awards franchise in the tumble, which include the new People’s Option Place Awards coming in September.

The scores for the AMAs have been steadily declining in latest decades, with the present achieving a small in 2022 with a .6 ranking between grown ups in the crucial 18-49 demographic and just 3.53 million total viewers. In the two years prior, the present had been even, garnering a 1. score and 4 million viewers in both 2021 and 2020.

The AMAs had been made by Dick Clark for ABC immediately after the broadcaster dropped the Grammys broadcast rights to CBS. By the mid 1980s, the AMAs experienced turn out to be a powerful competitor to the Grammys — even attracting more viewers on some many years, specifically for the duration of the peak of Michael Jackson’s recognition in the early section of that ten years. The AMAs originally ran in winter — both January or February — from 1974 to 2003. In 2003, it also ran a next present in November, exactly where it has aired considering the fact that (till this 12 months).

As for the Billboard Audio Awards, the kudocast launched on Fox in 1990, where by it remained by means of 2006 and often aired in early December. The awards show then went dark for a number of a long time, until finally it was revived for ABC in 2011 and positioned in a new May well slot — presumably to stay clear of conflict with the AMAs. It remained on ABC through 2017, but the display moved to rival broadcaster NBC in 2018. It has aired on that community through 2022, ordinarily occupying that Sunday in May well slot.

The BBMAs have completed somewhat improved at retaining their scores above the past several decades, having a .7 rating in both of those 2021 and 2022 and drawing an normal of 2.8 million complete viewers in 2021 and 2.6 million in 2022.

Of class, awards shows have to be accredited to broadcast — and these times, occasionally streaming — companions, or they really do not get ratings at all. So without having a network definitively lined up to just take on the AMAs following calendar year — or the BBMAs, this 12 months, for that matter — the genuine result of this shuffle will need to have some time to consider condition.

ABC declined to remark Friday.

(Jennifer Maas contributed to this report.)