Advertisement
 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

VMA ratings take a tumble, without Miley's bum rumble

Friday, August 29, 2014 - Updated: 6:51 AM

By DAVID BAUDER

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Without Miley Cyrus' twerking to get tongues wagging, ratings for MTV's annual Video Music Awards took a tumble.

The pop music extravaganza, at which Beyonce was in the spotlight, reached 8.3 million viewers on Sunday. That's down from the 10.1 million who saw last year's show but up from the 6.1 million who watched the awards show live the year before that, the Nielsen ratings company said.

The VMAs live or die depending on whether they create a memorable pop culture moment. Last year, Cyrus hit pay dirt on her suggestive duet with Robin Thicke, which set Twitter volume records at the time. Cyrus didn't perform on Sunday's show and sent a homeless youth onstage to accept her award for video of the year.

Still, the VMAs generated 12.6 million tweets from its young audience. By contrast, Nielsen said Monday's Emmy Awards show generated 1.1 million tweets even though, with an estimated 15.6 million viewers, more than twice as many people were watching.

CBS won last week in prime time, averaging 5.8 million viewers. NBC, with "America's Got Talent" again the week's most popular program, was second with a 5.1 million viewer average. ABC had 4 million, Univision had 3.3 million, Fox had 2.6 million, ION Television had 1.28 million, Telemundo had 1.27 million and the CW had 900,000.

ESPN was the week's most popular cable network, averaging 2.59 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 1.91 million, USA had 1.89 million, TNT had 1.81 million and the Disney Channel had 1.79 million.

NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8 million viewers. ABC's "World News" was second with 7.3 million and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.5 million viewers.

The top TV shows

Prime-time for Aug. 18-24.

1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.48 million.

2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.43 million.

3. "NCIS," CBS, 9.11 million.

4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.5 million.

5. "2014 MTV Video Music Awards," MTV, 8.26 million.

6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.45 million.

7. "Under the Dome, CBS, 7.3 million.

8. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 7.24 million.

9. NFL Exhibition Football: Cincinnati vs. Arizona, NBC, 6.98 million.

10. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 6.97 million.

11. NFL Exhibition Football: Cleveland vs. Washington, ESPN, 6.9 million.

12. "Big Brother" (Wednes-day), CBS, 6.64 million.

13. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.6 million.

14. "Unforgettable," CBS, 6.39 million.

15. "Master Chef," Fox, 5.83 million.

16. "Mom," CBS, 5.78 million.

17. "NFL Pregame Show," NBC, 5.77 million.

-- The Associated Press

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    William Henry Parker
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    More than 200 marijuana plants eradicated in county
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    City granted BOA title, looks to renew revitalization efforts
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    State police: A city of Amsterdam pair arrested
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Rao donates $10K for OFA meals program
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    APD: Amsterdam duo burglarized several homes
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Three Amsterdam men arrested for selling drugs
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    175th Fonda Fair: Organzers get activites going with pre-party
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The News in Brief
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook