By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Last night on social media, the VMAs were all folks were tweeting about.
And it makes sense considering Nicki Minaj beefed with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift over the awards show, and Kanye West received the Vanguard Award.
While Kanye’s speech was talked about plenty on social media, as well as Nicki and Miley’s awkward showdown, the ratings are in and the show suffered a pretty big drop from last year.
Spin Magazine writes:
Despite a saucy choice of host, a surprise presidential announcement and the settling/starting of beefs, ratings for the 2105 MTV Video Music Awards were down from the previous year, though all that excitement led to record-breaking Twitter engagement.
According to Nielsen stats, drew in 9.8 million total viewers across all the various Viacom networks it was broadcast on, compared to 10.3 million views last year, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Apparently the awards show got plenty of tweets but the ratings still dipped from last year despite being aired on more Viacom owned networks.
Ratings haven’t been this low since 2009. Ouch.