iHeartRadio Music Awards Returning To NBC March 29th
January 7, 2015 at 7:00 AM (PT)
The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS will return to NBC on SUNDAY, MARCH 29th with a live telecast from 8p-11p (ET/PT) at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM in LOS ANGELES.
The awards will again be broadcast simultaneously on iHEARTMEDIA stations nationwide and across the iHEARTRADIO digital music platform.
The inaugural 2014 three-hour iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS telecast showcased the year's biggest artists and songs determined by the iHEARTRADIO CHART and music fans nationwide, which includes performances by PITBULL, ARIANA GRANDE, BLAKE SHELTON, PHARRELL, SHAKIRA, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, KENDRICK LAMAR, LUKE BRYAN, ARCADE FIRE, ED SHEERAN, BASTILLE and USHER, the latter premiering the new MICHAEL JACKSON song, "Love Never Felt So Good."
The 2014 edition drew an audience of more than 5.5 million which was up 86% vs. the time period average, a significant increase for NBC in the 10p hour among adults 18-49.
Commented iHEARTMEDIA President of Entertainment Enterprises JOHN SYKES: "We are in touch with music fans 365 days a year. Last year's inaugural iHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS was not only a ratings success, but also the beginning of a powerful new awards show franchise that accurately reflects and showcases the artists and music the AMERICAN public truly loves. NBC has proven their music prowess and have become great partners on this show."
"Our partners at iHEARTRADIO and DONE + DUSTED brought to life an awards show unlike any other, and we're thrilled its returning to celebrate another great year in music through unprecedented artist performances and innovative storytelling," added NBC President of Alternative and Late Night Programming PAUL TELEGDY. "NBC continues its legacy as the home of can't miss entertainment for music fans of all ages."
"It's quite staggering to think that this time last year no-one had heard of THE iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS and now the media impressions are in the billions. Couple that with the artists having so much fun last year and that's an amazingly exciting way to go into year two," said DONE + DUSTED President IAN STEWART.
The iHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS also generated an impressive social footprint: the award show was a dominant social media topic throughout the week of the show, with #iHeartAwards trending #1 on TWITTER throughout the night.
THE iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS will be executive produced by iHEARTMEDIA's JOHN SYKES, TOM POLEMAN and LIZ KELLY with DONE + DUSTED's IAN STEWART and HAMISH HAMILTON, who will also direct and produce the show for NBC STUDIOS.