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The AMAs Have Their Lowest Ratings Ever

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That's because there was no Lady GaGa!!

Sunday night's telecast of the ABC's American Music Awards had their lowest ratings ever, dropping down 22% from 2009.

The big draw was Justin Bieber though, which gave a 12% spike in teens and 19% increase among kids aged 2-11.

We still think they could have used a little GaGa to draw a bigger audience, but that's just us!!

What do U think? Did you watch the show??

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85 comments to “The AMAs Have Their Lowest Ratings Ever

  1. 1

    oh for god's sake …..

  2. 2

    hey fatso, maybe if you were up to date with your "wifey's" schedule, you would know she is on tour in Europe.

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  4. 4

    Yeah, because they put that on in place of Desperate Housewives! Obviously not gonna watch if you piss me off like that.

  5. 5

    It was so boring. About 3 hours of my life I wish I could get back.

  6. 6

    all the brain cells in that fat ass head of yours have got to be dead………..what would she do, perform yet another one of her songs of the one album she's released since 2007???? people are increasingly becoming annoyed with her mario - get on the bandwagon like you usually do and get out of her ass…………

  7. 7

    oh fuck off with that. gaga wouldnt have helped at all.
    i blame the lack of promo. i didnt even realize the awards were last night until i just happen to turn them on.

  8. 8

    100% agree. I 'like' gaga, don't 'love' her but without doubt she is mesmerizing to watch

  9. ayuu says – reply to this



  10. 10

    bieber gave me headache. i hate that fucking twat. so glad to see mandy moore, however.

  11. 11

    Negative! It's because Britney Spears wasn't there.

  12. zmacs says – reply to this


    Everyone was watching Sunday Night Football. Fuck the AMA's. GO GIANTS !

  13. 13

    Negative: It's because Britney Spears wasn't there.

  14. 14

    Re: LizardKinG

    I'm with you, Lizard. Most of the acts were pop/autotune types.

  15. 15

    Get actual 'musicians' back on the show and people MAY come back and watch it. These awards are the next biggest joke to Dina Lohan's parenting skills.

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  17. 17

    Lowest ratings because it was a Beiber-fest. Ditch the kid, get ratings back. DUH.

  18. 18

    Uhm…considering that she did not have an album out this year and the fact that she did not want to appear, I'm not sure what this means.

  19. 19

    They had their lowest ratings, because it was an absolutely horrible show. Most of the acts on there could not even sing. Everybody who likes Gaga also seems to like Kesha and Katy Perry, so I don't see how having Gaga would have increased the audience all that much. There were a lot of has beens. I mean, Bon Jovi? New Kids on the Block? That's it, as far as groups go?

    Another reason is these people are all over the place. Used to be the awards shows were the only time you could see most of these artists. Now, they're all over the place, so it's no big deal.

  20. 20

    How about there was no real talent! Period! Ga Ga wouldn't have saved it. But let's get some real singers next time and you will have a higher viewing audience!

  21. 21

    Great performances but too many.
    Do they still give out awards… I saw maybe 1 or 2 given out but for god's sake it's an award show not a performance show. I would have cut the performances by at least half and gotten someone to host the damn thing.

  22. 22

    Re: LizardKinG – Agreed. They need to stop with the whole Bieber fever and giving Swift every award under the sun thing. A lot of people don't take the awards seriously anymore since having to watch these kids is like watching random kids' music recitals rather than professional musicians. The 23-45 bracket are the people who spend money. Little tweens and teens are annoying bastards that should be kept to the kids channels.

  23. 23

    The AMA's failed because there was a lack of talent onstage. Christina, Pink, BSB/New Kids, Bon Jovi, and Kid Rock were decent at best. Everyone else was horrible. It was really unbelievable. Katy Perry openly cracked for her ENTIRE song, Miley was a joke, and Taylor Swift…….???????? How she ever made it famous is beyond me. It was like Teen fest. Samuel L. Jackson gave the best performance, and he was only presenting!

  24. 24

    Re: ayuu – Real talk.

  25. 25

    Maybe people were watching Sarah Palin's Alaska instead? (LOL)

  26. 26

    i believe it was because there was no eminem!!!! not everyone is as obsessed with lady gaga like you are freakkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 27

    Did you see homoy Beiber getting up to accept an award and trying to run and fan-smack everyones hands????? Just like he does his stupid fans….. someone should have told him he looked like a fool, lots of his 'peers' are not impressed. ….And then, to thank Michael Jackson because 'without him WE wouldn't be here' dude, when did your punk white ass go black? ha ha ha Enough of Usher, et al., not 'bullying' him and kissing his ass. Fuck the punk. So glad when he is OVER - can you say Bobby Sherman.

  28. 28

    I've seen better performances at the local open mic night.

  29. 29

    What about Katy?! Shit! She deserve for all

  30. 30

    They need to do more Web advertising as otherwise I never know when it is on the tv…e.g perhaps on hotmail, yahoo sign-in there is some flashing message…it would help forgetful people like moi!

  31. 31

    GagMe would be a reason to NOT tune in, jerk. I'll do anything to avoid watching your husband.

  32. Phaze says – reply to this


    I saw the first hour of it, thought it sucked, so I turned to Adam Lambert's THS instead. Then watched The Walking Dead. I regret nothing.

  33. 33

    Okay so I'm old, but I just don't get Justin Bieber. I watched him at the AMA's…. He's not that cute, he doesn't sing that well, nor is he a genius at playing the piano and writing songs. He is not even a very good public speaker. Will a cute smile really get you that far?

  34. 34

    Re: LizardKinG – so true. The AMAs should be canceled. Just not the same anymore.

  35. 35

    Thats because there awards suck.And because everybody was bussy watching harry potter.

  36. 36

    Lady ReRun wouldnt have helped. Her overrated gimmick is busy on her Flop tour anyway. zzzz

  37. 37

    No all let me set the record straight why it was the low ratings! SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! Cannot compete with this that! Last night games will score top 5 highest rated programs for the week. I"m sure Perez was clueless about this LOL"S

  38. 38

    I flipped through, wasn't that interested since Britney wasn't on.

  39. 39

    uh yeah I watched em and they were shit!! Complete no talent hacks up on stage. Only good one was Kid Rock! bon jovi wasnt even very good :(

  40. 40

    I think they network failed itself. It was not because Gaga wasn't there (she is touring overseas anyway!) ABC usually promos their shows and award shows like crazy. This year I didn't see any information about it until coming here, in the few days before the show. If you don't let people know when to watch or set their DVRs, you aren't going to have a massive audience. Pretty Simple…

  41. 41

    Britney spears= Big ratings!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    fck lady caca…. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 42

    oh shut the fuck up fat fucker…gaga was at one ama's ceremony…she didnt make the ama's and she isnt the base of it either. but i do admit,,it was boring as hell!!

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  44. 44

    That isn't too shocking considering the crap performers they had. You couldn't pay me to watch that garbage.

  45. 45

    Because they are not real musicians. Most can't even play an instrument. They are all programmed by record execs and told what to do and when to do it.

    The only one on there that's a real musician is Bon Jovi.

    I hate all this pop crap.

  46. 46

    It wouldn't matter if Gaga had been there. She's crap too.

  47. 47

    It failed because everyone is beginning to realize what a joke these award shows have become. It's a big popularity contest - real talent is rarely rewarded these days. The fact that Justin Bieber was the big winner of the night is sad, yet laughable at the same time. And I think that's what most of us were expecting anyway, because may I note, these award shows are getting more and more predictable each year. The Swifts, GaGas, Biebers, Rihannas, Katy Perrys win all the awards - what do expect? Nobody wants to keep watching the same people win all the awards. Glad I didn't waste my time watching that crap - almost all the performances I've seen were lame too.

  48. 48

    Duh, the Philadelphia Eagles were playing at the same time.

  49. 49

    I'm sure if Britney was there the ratings would have been higher :)

  50. 50

    ~~TRUE HONEST REPLY~~ It was alright…there was a couple of spots where you could tell on some lip sync 1. Usher all that jumping around and leg movement is what busted you when it showed you singing you wernt keeping up with what the words were you were off. but that was cool you did some leg movements like Micheal Jackson R.I.P .2. Justin Bieber ok you suffered the same fate as your Mentor Usher..ok Son listen up when you play the piano you cannot get up so soon you were ahead of your self and after you stop playing the piano was still going so Busted but thats ok your young good try and congrats on the 4 awards .Pink had a good song and so did Miley .kid rock was allright. enriuque somthing another with pittbull was really good .diddy was ok been awhile since i saw him sing .Black Eyed Peas was good .Ke$ha had a fake guitar and pretended to play as she broke it at the end .Katy Perry should of done better but it was to good on her part but Pink did pretty good i thought and thats about it

  51. 51

    Re: Samm Cerminaro

    Exactly.. E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles! Gaga sucks anyway.. she wouldn't have helped

  52. 52

    No its because everyone sucked even Bon Jovi. The only good performers where Christina and BSB with NKOTB. Know one was original every song sound the same. I felt like I was going to throw up everytime I hard Katy Perry and Miley open there mouths. I fucking hate the singers that are out today I wish I was a teen in the 60's 70's and 80's when you had to have talent to become famous. This generation sucks ass.

  53. @v@ says – reply to this


    Who wants to eat the same crappy food every night? The awards have become shameless promotional vehicles for the same mediocre artists that they have deigned to spoon feed the poor public year in and year out.
    Kid Rock's tune was genuine.
    I want some real bands. I want people who write and play their own stuff. I want groups where the sum results of the members is greater than an autotune pop artist.

  54. china says – reply to this


    maybe people were afraid that there would be some tranny caca without being relevant at all? AMAs isn`t about stupid costumes, you know?

  55. 55

    yah i would have liked to lady gaga perform too

  56. 56

    i absolutely loved every performance, i thought the AMA's were GREAT! Justin's performance was amazing! But it was too bad Gaga was in Sweden! She would've made the show even better :)

  57. 57

    Nearly everyone who performed - Bieber, Katie Perry, Usher, BEP, Enrique have been on several other programs recently performing the EXACT same songs in the same (less than stellar) fashion. Yes, more ADULT talent who are less often on TV, such as Gaga, Adam Lambert, Kanye, Britney would have helped save the show. The producers were too concerned with a "family friendly " show than an entertaining one.

  58. 58

    The ratings were low this year because Biever was there and the Jonas Brothers were not there! :( How the hell did Biever win 4 awards?! WTF?!?!?! His voice cracked last night, too. He is just starting to hit puberty. Puberty is gonna hit that kid like a train. He will soon be gone!!! POOOOOF!!! BYE, Biever!

  59. 59

    Only the end.

  60. 60

    i had work, and blah

  61. 61

    NO not cause of lady gaga.. cause Spears wasn't there.. well then again lady gaga can dance and perform so maybe.. but this generation of singers sucks ass i'm sorry but they do.. the over auto-tune.. the performances omg.. they suck.. where's the dancing?? where the hell did the good performers and music go

  62. 62

    I think a lot of the age group 18-49 were watching Adam Lambert THS on E. A lot of Adam's fan refused to watch the AMA's this year.

  63. 63

    I watched but it sucked! can no one sing live any more and what is with going in and out of live and lip singing, come on people!

  64. 64

    enough already with gaga! get off her dick. nobody missed her. the only reason anyone would ever be curious to see her is because of her outfit(s). Eminem wasn't there. JB won his awards. They placed Em in the pop/rock category…wtf?! I lost respect for the AMAs. MARSHALL IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATHERS! =]

  65. 65

    Lady Gaga was in Europe….I saw her in Malmö, Sweden, she was GREAT! What a show! She IS the new Madonna!

    I havent seen the whole AMS:s yet, but P!nk was good anyway :)
    Raise Your Glass :)

  66. 66

    What are you people talking about? This years AMA's rocked!!!!! I thought all the performances were amazing. And of course Im so incredibly proud of Justin for winning his awards. And watching his song Pray I had tears in my eyes. How can you people not like that song? Its so inspiring and beautifull. The whole night was just magical. And Perez just wanted to let you know that Gaga sucks.

  67. 67

    Re: JonasCutie247 – awww is someone sad that her little Jonas losers weren't nominated or even invited to the show? You've got to face the facts that Jonas are out and Bieber is in. And oh yeah its Bieber not beaver. Please learn to spell his name before you insult him. So get it through your thick head that it was Justin who won 4 awards including Artist of the Year and not your precious Jonas cause he's the best. And who cares if his voice cracks. It happens to every boy whose voice is changing. Pray is a beautifull and inspirational song.

  68. 68

    get a life. gaga sucks shes the worst of them. uts because music tofay sucks. we miss MADONNA,MJ,BOWIE AND MANY MORE. WE DONT CARE ABOUT GAGA AT ALL. UR DELUSIONAL.

  69. 69

    Re: Andreazz – get a life theres no new madonna. gaga only has some success cause she copies madonna. cause if she had her own style she wouldnt be successful. the world only loves madonna and that a fact, everytime madonna goes to some awrds it has huge rankings. gaga didnt show up at EMAS and it had amazing rankings. the world doesnt care. gaga is predictable.madonna is never predictable. and the world is always wainting for her comeback that will happen soon. andd her tours are always breaking records while gaga is touring for almost 2 years and she cant even sold out her shows or even break record. europe hates gaga.GAGA IS NOT MADONNA DEAR GET A LIFE. MADONNA SHOWS HAVE LIKE 90THOUSAND PPL.GAGA ONLU 10 THOUSAND. AND IN SOME COUNTRIUES LIKE MINE SHE CANT EVEN SOLD OUT.SHAME ON U. MADONNA IS WAY BETTER,MORE FIERCE. THERES NO ONE THAT CAN ROCK THE STAGE LIKE MADONNA. GAGA IS POOR.EVERYBODY THAT WATCH THE 2 SHOWS SAID DEFENILY GAGA SHOW IS A COPY FROM AMDONNAS AND MADONNA HAS ATTITUDE

  70. 70

    gaga didnt went to EMAS and the rankings were huge. well ppl in europe doesnt care about her.she doidnt sold out her small shows here,. lol shes a joke. madonna comes here and does a show 4 90 thousand ppl per night all sold out. gaga cant and when madonna was younger it was even crazier. gaga has no change.shes a jojke

  71. 71

    No I forgot to watch it. They didn't make many advertisements to remind me. But I'm glad Justin preformed pray & he won (:

  72. 72

    if they had Gaga, the show would flop even more…… Xtina and Pink were the divas of the show,that was enough

  73. 73

    A GaGa performance was much needed. No one brings the drama and creativity to the stage as she does. We missed you GaGa!!

    Follow me @rcjconsults !

  74. 74

    Everyone I know intentionally didn't watch it because of Justin Bieber. And I know Gaga's busy, but after she basically stole the show last year, without her, their didn't seem like much a point.

  75. 75

    That's because people were watching the Eagles give it to the Giants…..

  76. 76

    Justin Bieber? THE HELL? I watched the AMA's to see Ke$ha preform and to see gaga win at the end, but of course, all the ugly little girls have to ruin the world.

  77. 77

    I didn't know the AMA's were co-produced by Ryan Seacrest… hmm. They should have capitalized on the drama & controversy that Adam Lambert brought last year and had him back for redemption. More people would have watched to see what he was going to do.

  78. 78

    The media including PH won't talk about the post-bands music that opposes what rock/rap/country/pop have become. There is on the one hand people turning away from manufactured music, and on the other a growing movement for a new back-to-basics music. Time for the media to join the people and talk about the new music.

  79. 79

    Re: Biebers #1 Fan – OKAY THAT'S IT!!!! YOU NEED TO STFU NOW! After I wrote this I realized why they didn't go. They just finished up their world tour and were in NYC this whole weekend. SO SUCK IT! Justin's voice sucks…the only reason he won awards was because dumb little girls (like you) voted for him. "WHO CARES IF HIS VOICE CRACKS?" Oh my god….you are so weird! Why don't you care? When he finishes going through puberty he wont be able to sing his songs anymore and will be completely gone. His voice is already changing and IT SUCKS! FU AND ALL UR STUPID BIEBER FANS! Also, I know how to spell "Bieber"… but I like writing Biever because HE SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL and he has a "beaver." HAHAHAH :) SO F OFF!! JB (Jonas Brothers) are way more talented, richer, attractive, etc. than that little boy twit. I also heard that he is a real a$$hole to work with. He is a spoiled brat that needs to get a life! ALSO, HE NEEDS TO STOP COPYING THE JONAS BROTHERS NOW! His 3D movie looks so lame. Also, how old are you? I AM OLDER THAN YOU! YOU NEED TO STFU AND RESPECT YOUR ELDER PEERS. I AM IN COLLEGE AND LOVE THE JONAS BROTHERS. ALL MY FRIENDS DO, TOO! SO SHUT UP LITTLE GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :/

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  81. 81

    The ratings weren`t good for several reasons.
    One is because of football.
    Second is Adam Lambert has ALOT of fans,and he had a special on E! at the same time. I know that I personally was watching that.
    Thirdly from what I heard there weren`t really any great performers. I know that Adam Lambert could not be there because he`s on tour,and the same for Lady Gaga. Even though there was an uproar so to speak with Adam`s peformance last year,he is an AMAZINGING singer,and I`m sure he would have toned it down a bit. Pink and Christina are the only really good people on there. The others rely on auto tune for their cds,and if you listen you can definitely tell adifference. Adam Lambert onthe other hand is never out of tune and would NEVER use auto tune(he even said it wasn`t for him). This guy sings even BETTER live,if that`s possible….and it is :)
    Snub Lambert because of last years peformance of man on man kiss,oh well the AMA`s are the ones who suffered. I`m so glad E! decided to have Adam opposite the AMA`s. Goes to show,snub…and he`ll still come out on top! LOL

  82. L3NA says – reply to this


    oh my god i know. We needed some GAGA! Rihanna sucked in her 7 minute performance! and Bieber, he was just………….oh well

  83. 83

    I also blame it on the lack of GAGA. I know it's not their fault because she's on tour, but I would have watched if she performed.

  84. 84

    I didn't watch the AMA this year, I don't find any reason to watch. I watched it last year just because David Archuleta is one of the presenters. To see his face on TV was priceless, he looked so handsome and radiant with his amazing smile. It was worth it to watch.

  85. 85

    Oops sorry it was last year or the year before last year when David Archuleta was on stage??? Anyway I wasn't interested to watch AMA this year period.