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The Billboard Music Awards drew its largest audience in 13 years Sunday night, averaging 10.5 million total viewers—up 1 million from last year—across three hours on ABC, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The music awards show also averaged a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49, even with last year. America’s Funniest Home Videos began the night for the network and was even with last week’s rating at 1.6. ABC was the night’s top broadcaster, averaging a 3.0 rating and 9 share.