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.)