ABC Renews Deal for American Music Awards and 'New Year’s Rockin Eve' Through 2023 and 2024
UPDATED: New nine-year and ten-year pacts with Dick Clark Productions keep both live shows on the network, where each has enjoyed recent ratings growth.
ABC and Dick Clark Productions have renewed their deal for both the American Music Awards and New Year's Rockin' Eve.
The duo announced Friday that new nine and ten year deals with keep the AMAs on ABC through 2013 and the Ryan Seacrest's New Years show through 2014. News of both renewals comes after ratings surges for both telecasts in their most recent outings.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Dick Clark Productions,” said ABC entertainment president Paul Lee. “They have been a member of our family for many years, and these specials are key to our network’s success.”
Both shows have indeed proven to be successes for ABC. Despite intense competition from Sunday Night Football on NBC, November's 2013 outing of the AMAs hit a 11-year high. Year-to-year, the show jumped 32 percent for a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 39 percent to 13.1 million viewers.
“We are delighted to remain at ABC, the home of many of DCP’s franchise events. Both the AMAs and NYRE continue to exhibit tremendous growth year to year,” said Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Shapiro. “We enjoy a tremendous relationship with ABC which has resulted in significant ratings growth in both events and trendsetting breakthroughs in our approach,” commented Mike Mahan, president of dick clark productions. “We are happy the relationship between ABC and DCP will continue for many years to come”
New Year's Rockin' Eve, originally emceed by Dick Clark Productions' late namesake, delivered its largest audience since 2000 with 22.8 million viewers.
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