MTV Video Music Awards Set Ratings Record

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Sunday's telecast of the MTV Video Music Awards set a record with 12.4 million viewers, the largest audience ever for the network, according to reports.

The previous high was set by ... the previous week's Jersey Shore.

The VMAs, a celebrity gossip bonanza and the one night every year that the network that once revolutionized music pretends to still care about it, were up nine percent in total viewers from last year. It was the top cable telecast of the year so far.

Lady Gaga in Drag Pic

Among the many highlights? A rare Britney Spears appearance, Beyonce's pregnancy announcement, The Hunger Games trailer and Gaga's male alter ego.

No word if Jo Calderone will be asked to host next year's event.

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