The Science Channel has the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes, the awards honoring some of the best minds in the world of science, at 9:00. Hosted by Kevin Spacey with Conan O’Brien, Glenn Close, Rob Lowe and Mark Zuckerberg appearing.
CMT has the 2014 CMT Music Awards at 8:00. Live (on the East Coast) from Nashville, performers include Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line.
MTV has the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at 9:00. The thirty-first annual show is live (at least on the East Coast) from the Forum in Inglewood, California. Performers include Beyoncé, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer.