2017 MTV Video Music Awards Drew Lowest Ratings In Years

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The network's flagship TV event had to compete against 'Game of Thrones' on Sunday night.

(AllHipHop News) The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were broadcast on 10 different networks, but the show still drew abysmal ratings.

According to the Washington Post, this year's VMAs brought in 5.68 million viewers. That total is down from the 6.5 million people that watched the telecast in 2016 and the 9.8 million people who watched in 2015.

MTV's flagship television event also had to compete against the season finale of HBO's mega-hit Game of Thrones which had a record 12.07 million viewers.

Sunday night's VMAs featured performances by Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Logic, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and more.

Lamar was the big winner. The TDE emcee took home six trophies, including the Video of the Year award for "Humble."

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What exciting is there to see music is at an all time low so the interest falls with the scope of artist right now. There has to be more Kendrick's and J Coles or simply more gratifying music. Corporations control everything now so woth 360 deals and speal you get a simple dumbed down culture period.Who is excited??


Ran up against the Dragon. Tough sell.