Are we even surprised that Sunday's Miley Cyrus-hosted VMAs only attracted a paltry 5.03 million viewers? The stats are down a massive 39% from last year's ceremony making it the lowest ratings in MTV history. This disheartens me because I used to love love love watching the VMAs growing up.
Now it's all about scripted "controversies," Miley crazy Cyrus, and vice versa. Isn't the show called, the MTV Video Music Awards? Yet, MTV have not only made the decision to scrap TRL, but thought it a good idea to no longer run music videos. So it kind of defeats the existence of the show to begin with. In order to find music videos, we have to go on YouTube. What about those with no internet access? How would some of us know which artists have a new video out? Less commercial artists don't get a look in, so the show becomes one massive popularity contest. All the mainstream acts are the ones getting nominated in the big categories, with the smaller acts missing out. Sunday's VMAs was a sham. Worst one, although this show has been declining steadily over the years. The younger generation of today have noooo idea how good we had it. I say, it's time to get rid. VMAs are no longer what it use to be and I don't think they will ever get their mojo back.