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MTV VMAs Ratings Up 66% with *NSYNC & Miley Cyrus' Help!

MTV VMAs Ratings Up 66% with *NSYNC & Miley Cyrus' Help!

It was a highly buzzed about evening with the reunion of ‘NSYNC at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Barclays Center on Sunday (August 25) and now the ratings reflect what happened during the show.

The telecast averaged 10.1 million viewers throughout the evening, which is up 66 percent over last year’s viewership of 6.1 million people, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is important to note though that last year’s show was on a Thursday night.

The show, which also featured a much talked about performance from Miley Cyrus, did not break the record set in 2011 when Beyonce revealed her pregnancy on the red carpet.

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  • um

    NSYNC is the ONLY reason the rating were up. The anticipation of the reunion. They were the only act that was “new”. And what did we get? 30 seconds. The other members of NSYNC should start rumors that they are looking for a new member for a few reunion tour dates since JT is too good for them now.

  • Love The Shoes

    BullSHIT! How in the world is Miley even in this?! No one had any idea she was going to get on there and make a fool of herself! This is all about N’SYNC and Jared you need to correct the HELL out of that thread title! We demand it! This is some bull.

  • Love The Shoes

    @um: Thank you um! This has nothing to do with Miley and we need to protest that they’re saying that it does. I’m pissed!

  • steph

    I wanted to turn off the tv so bad because of miley cyrus. I only kept it on because I was waiting for Nsync, The increase in ratings is ONLY because of nsync!

  • angela

    @um NSYNC is Justin, Chris, Joey, Lance and Chris. There is no replacing any members. Look at the backstage photos, they all had a blast. It was short, but it was over 1 minute, not 30 seconds.

    And crediting ratings to Miley is ridiculous. The NSYNC hype is why we all watched.

  • Manuela

    Miley has a huge fan base, and we were all tuned in to see her out there performing her single in a crazy and fun way. We knew what to expect. Now, some people just end up understanding it all wrong! She didn’t make a fool of herself, she was just a bit out of place at some times but overall she did great and I’m sure she did help the ratings.

  • go go

    uh, no, not miley
    all about JT!

  • True

    Ah, NSYNC is the reason for the rating. No one cared if Miley would perform. Ppl tune in to see the NSYNC reunion. I didn’t watch last year, but when I heard NSYNC would reunite, I decided to watch.

  • lexy hates bilson

    As Justin said – he owned that bitch!! Miley was trying to be shocking a la Lady Gaga but Gaga has talent!!!
    Who watches the VMAs anymore?? No celebs even attend – who was there last night – Snookie?? Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez looked like they were attending the Grammy’s and I’m not sure that British Boy Band was old enough to be drinking booze on screen!!

  • Lovely

    I agree it was all about NSYNC! Mainly the ratings were people like myself who turned off MTV years ago but tuned in to see NSYNC.

    demographics are probably high from viewers 35-46.

  • Danielle

    Agree w all the other comments… Ratings r because of N’SYNC

  • chill

    nothing to do with miley ive been waiting4 N’SYNC

  • Davii

    because of lady gaga comeback

  • Lauren

    @Manuela: You’re delusional.

  • Moandfd

    They were good, but their whole style reminded me of why they stayed in the noughties/nineties…a dose of nostalgia…

  • H. L. MADAY

    It’s amazing how everyone adored Miley when she was that adorable, young (innocent) girl …. but what she is doing to her image now will destroy her. She was so cute before …. now she looks like a desperate, publicity seeking, TOOTHY female who is on her way down. Such a shame …. but it appears she’s following in the footsteps of her Dad. I’ll bet he tried to warn her …. but she’s not listening to anything he has to say >>>> BYE-BYE MILEY ~~~~~~~


    They can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    The reason a lot of Latinas have completely expressionless faces is so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Latinas segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Latinas also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Latinas, and look for Latinas who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.


    no one watched because of Miley, everyone watched due to the nsync reunion being rumored, it had nothing to do with TRASH MILEY.


    Back street, NKOTB, 98 degrees, boys 2 men were all 90s and they just came out and had a huge successful tour! Boy bands are the IN THING.


  • http://None Lalla

    @steph: Miley was trying to prove something…what, you ask? Absolutely nothing…poor child.
    Did anyone else notice the size of Robin(effeminate name) Thicke’s derrière ? I think he wore one of those fake butts….holy buttocks, Batman!

  • http://None Lalla

    @LATINAS CAN READ MINDS: You are nuts… Seriously?? Instead of worrying about these inane fallacies, learn how to put a sentence together….do you even know the difference between “their”, “there”, and “they’re”?. Your sentences are referred to as “run-on”. Also, did you know that when using “etc.” you do not use a comma before it? If you do, then it means that you want the comma repeated….it is a grammatical rule. So, before you post such a ridiculously winded comment , dot your “i’s” and
    cross your “t’s”, as it were. It is shameful how grammatically deficient some of us (Americans) are. All together now…”We will learn our A,B,C’s”. Ciao