VMAs 2021 ratings: Down on viewers, up on buzz

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The ratings of the 2021 VMAs on MTV plummeted 17% in the key age group of audiences between 18 and 49.
The ratings of the 2021 VMAs on MTV plummeted 17% in the key age group of audiences between the ages of 18 and 49, according to the Wrap.

Although that doesn't sound like a good sign for the infamously messy ceremony, the social media numbers tell a different story, marking it as a hit. It generated 38 million interactions on social media, beating the Super Bowl for the first time and marking it as the year's top telecast for social media buzz.

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by pop star Doja Cat, included a slew of memorable moments. Madonna, 63, opened up by giving the audience — and the world — an eyeful of her rear end, and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" legend Cyndi Lauper, 68, gave a well-received fiery…
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