The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

ABC and Dick Clark Productions Announce Date For the 2014 Billboard Awards

ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced that “The 2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 18. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.

“The 2013 Billboard Music Awards”

ABC’s 3-hour broadcast of “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” posted an across-the-board victory, winning its 8:00-11:00 p.m. time period with Total Viewers, all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17.

· Spiking year to year in Total Viewers (+28% – 9.5 million vs. 7.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+30% – 3.5/10 vs. 2.7/7), “The Billboard Music Awards” delivered its biggest numbers in 10 years – since 2003.

· “The Billboard Music Awards” stood as the night’s highest-rated TV show with Adults 18-49 (3.5/10).

· “The Billboard Music Awards” was Sunday’s No. 1 most social program with 4,358,169 tweets, shooting up 182% year to year (vs. 1,545,775 tweets on 5/20/12).

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“ROCK ‘n’ ROYALTY: A Special Edition of “20/20” with Barbara Walters, Airs Saturday, May 18 on ABC

Get ready to rock with some of the biggest names and voices in music in a two-hour, star-studded special, “Rock ‘n’ Royalty: Billboard’s All-Stars.” Anchored by Barbara Walters, the special features the best and most outrageous moments from interviews with music’s all-stars, including Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Cher, Lady Gaga, Madonna, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, plus new interviews with Lady Antebellum and Tracy Morgan — who is hosting “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” Sunday night on ABC. “Rock ‘n’ Royalty: Billboard’s All-Stars” airs as a special edition of “20/20,” SATURDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.