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Chelsea Handler: VMAs Earns Best Ratings Since 2002!

Chelsea Handler: VMAs Earns Best Ratings Since 2002!

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (September 12) pulled in 11.4 million viewers, the the best for any MTV telecast since 2002′s 11.9 million!

It was also the third most watched telecast in MTV history and up 27 percent from 2009. Host Chelsea Handler has much to celebrate!

“Just got word…Highest rated VMA’s since 2002,” Chelsea said when she found out the good news. “Good job, MTV! Good job, kiddo.”

Earlier this morning, Chelsea thanked her fans for tuning in. “Thanks for watching everyone,” she said. “I know I had a good night when I wake up with tape on my back & glitter on my face. Now, I have to go do my show [Chelsea Lately].”

Congrats, Chelsea. High five!!!

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  • Kiley

    not thanks to her. She sucked, as did much of the show.

  • Lola

    i dont believe that!!

  • XYZ

    Go Chelsea! WOOO! but that was so boring , so sad she had to host it.

  • whitney

    Wow, I can’t believe that. She was okay and everything, but the last few hosts have been way, way funnier in my opinion. I know she has a huge following but it didn’t work for the VMAs.

  • yes

    Love Chelsea! Great showing!

  • KARLA

    MAN, OH, MAN– WAS THERE ANY MONEY EXCHANGED FOR THS REPORT? LOOKS TOO FISHY AND UNRELIABLE. EVERYBODY SAYS THAT SHE WAS HORRIBE. WHAT HAPPENED?

  • well

    I turned the channels because of Chelsea Handler, she’s disgusting and crude.

  • zoz

    If people did watch it was cause of Kanye and swift

  • lula

    i dont believe tha too.. for me was THE WORST VMA EVER.. BORED HOST, SHITTY PERFORMANCES, NO REAL DIVAS THERE, TRANNY GAGA WINNER WAS SO UNREAL LOL

  • gillian

    i dunno about everybody else, but i watched cause of the swift/kanye drama i had to miss last year! thats the only reason i watched, not cuase of handler =_____=

  • http://twitter.com/joceelyynn joceelyynn

    chelsea was the only good thing in the show

  • stellartes

    one of the worst shows ever! boring,no real music stars,just trash people and too much hip hop. miss the good old days with madonna,george michael,the stones,bowie,U2,etc.
    what happened to the music?
    at least GAGA rocked and took home 8 out of the 13 awards.she deserves it!
    and chelsea was trashy and inappropriate!

  • Reality

    Erm…IT WAS THE PERFORMANCE LINE UP THAT EVERY1 WATCHED IT, NOT CHELSEA LMAO! XD

  • Britney who ??=over

    I thought she was great and the show was great which speaks for the massive ratings. The power of GAGA. She is the biggest pop star. Whereever she goes ratings follow. Kanye and Taylor brought in lots of ratings too with their whole drama.

  • Hey

    @Britney who ??=over: Wow , ur pathetic!

  • GAGa=pop princess

    GAGa, Taylor Rihanna, Katy and Kesha are the raining princess of pop. They bring in ratings. They are young , fierce and cool which is why people turn in than you have JT, emniem, kanye , Justin B, of course it is ratings gold.

  • Milo

    Haha, WTF!? Well, I wasn’t one of those 11.4 million, c’mon, Justin bieber, gaga and kanye??? What kind of show is that? Lil kids must have set their dvr’s for this shit! Ha

  • Kayla

    I only watched cuz I thought Britney Spears was gonna be there… ) ;

  • jaye

    Does anyone think this was because of Chelsea?

  • rhonda

    the good news: the highest ratings since 2002, the bad news: all those people tuned in to see the worst show ever.

    Chelsea Handler was AWFUL, but everyone else did to, so she shouldn’t feel alone.

    LL was the funniest and the best moment was Cher and she is 64 and didn’t sing!

  • rhonda

    Just Jared take the thumbs down, if your so damn insecure!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …i like chelsea but that show was very boring.

  • Meg

    The only good part of the show was Florence and the Machine, I’m glad i PVRed it and was able to fast forward over everything except for Florence and the Machine and Paramore.

  • Catsup

    I thought Handler sucked like she always does but to see the Kane/ Swift deal had no choice but to put up with the fug biatch.

  • TRUTH HURTS.

    B!tch please!

  • jen

    the ratings were definitely not due to her. She was so boring and not funny at all.

  • Gertrude

    I like her in her time spot – but I thought she sucked BIG TIME.
    Her crude jokes weren’t even funny.

    Everyone knows that VMA’s are not for the whole family but what age fans does Justin Bieber have?? Someone should have toned her down and written better jokes. I also thought she had too much screen time – show wasn’t about her.

    The reason (IMO) so many people tuned in was to see GAGA, Taylor & Kanya and Justin Bieber.

  • http://neii.us/ Stone

    She’s the man!

  • longchamp

    ummm, i do like her, but i thought she did a p_iss-poor job of hosting. only reason i watched was to see what would become of the kanye/swift debacle.

  • Hanna

    The reason it was the most watched was because of Taylor & Kanye. Chelsea sucked!

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