The telecast garnered a rating of 7.8 in the network's core 12-34 demographic, up 47% from 2012. The event is the top cable entertainment broadcast of the year in the 12-34 demographic.
Viewership of the event took a nosedive last year. The 2012 telecast, which competed with a speech by President
Sunday night's event also blew up on social media.
Miley Cyrus' medley of her "We Can't Stop" and
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