Miley's Moves Seduce 10 Million Viewers for the VMAs, Up 47 Percent in the Demo

Network almost back up to 2011 levels after last year's plunge

Sneer all you want at Miley's crotch-thrusting antics with Robin Thicke (for the four of you who weren't watching, see the entire Ron English-ish fever dream below)—the VMA's were outrageous enough to nab 10.1 million total viewers and a 7.8 rating among people 12-34 (the network's target demo). It's especially good news considering the heavily sponsored program's dismal performance in 2012, though it has a ways to go before it reaches the record-breaking heights of the year before.

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