Turnout for MTV's Video Music Awards Falls Short of the Record Deadline
While Miley Cyrus' performance on MTV's Video Music Awards attracted a lot of attention, the show was only watched by an estimated 10.1 million people, hardly a ratings record, reports Lisa de Moraes at Deadline.com.
"That’s a big step up from last year’s overall audience of 6.1 million but still far short of the 12.4 million who tuned in in 2011 -- or the runner-up 11.95 million crowd of 2002," de Moraes writes.
Sunday's show was watched by 4.6 million in the 12-34 age group, which ranks the show as the No. 1 cable entertainment telecast of the year in that demographic, the report notes.