With 10 Million Viewers in its first Airings, MTV VMA Awards Bounce Back in the Ratings

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Last Sunday’s telecast of the “MTV Video Music Awards” drew more than 10 million viewers in its first airing, as Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars helped show bounced back from its low tallies of last year. 

 The first awards show to be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the VMA Awards averaged an estimated 10.1 million viewers in its premiere from 9 to 11 p.m. — up from the 16-year low of 6.13 million it drew a year ago when the VMAs were shifted to Thursday nigh