Turns out most Americans would rather watch grown men in tight pants tackle each other than see an American Idol judge air hump a teenager!
Last night, the BIGGEST stars in music showed up to present, perform and grind on the American Music Award stage. But apparently Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj's booty dancing, and PSY's surprise boogie with MC Hammer wasn't enough to win ABC the ratings top spot.
2012 broadcast of the music kudos was down over 20 percent. In total viewers, it was down from last year's 12.0 million to just 9.47 million.
What happened? FOOTBALL — that's what!!
While Pink was being thrown all over the stage, 13.3 million pig-skin-lovers tuned in to watch the Baltimore Ravens play Pittsburgh Steelers.
Maybe next year they'll give out the crystal prisms on an other day, and score their ultimate goal — ratings domination.
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