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‘American Music Awards’ Switch to Tuesday, Avoiding NFL Football

2018 AMAs also move up a month

The 2018 “American Music Awards” are moving to a Tuesday: Dick Clark Productions and ABC have set an Oct. 9 date, wisely avoiding NFL competition in the process.

Last year’s AMAs took place on Sunday, Nov. 19 — so the month has now changed along with the day of the week. While the special draws a sizable audience for ABC, its been getting killed in TV ratings by football in recent years.

So after running for 15 straight years on a Sunday, a Tuesday it is.

The American Music Awards are fan-voted honors that recognize artists across multiple musical genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year.

The “2018 American Music Awards” is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

The AMAs will air live on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m ET on ABC.