Photo of Kanye West at the 2015 MTV VMAs, by Kevork Djansezian/Getty


Despite plenty of buzz online, this year's MTV VMAs had their worst viewership ever: 5.03 million.

According to Nielsen, it was a 39% decrease from last year's 8.26 million. The lowest record had previously been the 1996 telecast, with 5.07 million.

   
           
   

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