About 10.1 Million Watch Miley Cyrus Clumsily Come Of Age On VMAs – Not A Ratings Record

An estimated 10.1 million people  — 4.6 million of them aged 12-34 — watched the public sexual blossoming of Miley Cyrus, the non-performing of Daft Punk, the bat-of-an-eye reunion of ‘N Sync, and the Taylor Swift-to-ex STFU-ing that was the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. That’s a big step up from last year’s overall audience of 6.1 million but still far short of the 12.4 million who tuned in in 2011 — or the runner-up 11.95 million crowd of 2002. The 4.6 million in the age bracket makes it the No. 1-rated cable entertainment telecast of the year in that key MTV demo. According to Twitter, Cyrus was quite a hit. When Cyrus, dressed up in a Disney-kid-star-image-shedding nude bikini, dry-humped Robin Thicke, who was dressed up as an NFL referee on a night out, as they sang “Blurred Lines,” she set a new Twitter record —  306k tweets per minute — surpassing the previous record holder: Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance.

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