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The Brooklyn 'VMA's' do well (with Nielsen, not critics)

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform his hit

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform his hit "Blurred Lines" during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Aug. 25, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

 If that was a career-demolishing moment by Miley Cyrus last night - giant stuffed teddies, underwear, twerking Alan Thicke, and whatever it was she did with her tongue and that foam finger - then she did it in front of a lot of people: Ten million (and change) to be exact.  Here's MTV's spin on the Video Music Awards telecast from the Barclays Center: 

"The VMAs garnered a total audience of 10.1 million viewers, a 66 percent increase versus 2012, and the ratings jumped 47 percent compared to last year's telecast, delivering a strong 7.8 P12-34 rating. The encore presentation of the show on MTV last night earned an additional 2.8 million total viewers, amounting to 12.9 million total viewers across "

 This was no record, however, and not even close: That belongs to the 2011 telecast, with 12.4  but it is a big jump, and an expected one, from last year's Thursday telecast (only around 6 million.)   

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