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MTV Movie Awards take massive ratings hit

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Game of Thrones may have taken down a few ratings rivals this past Sunday. While the HBO series marked its largest debut audience to date, averaging just under 8 million viewers, the MTV Movie Awards suffered another major drop.

For the second consecutive year, the award show took a big dip in the rating—only pulling 1.55 million viewers during the live Amy Schumer-hosted broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s just over half of what the MTV Movie Awards did last year, when Conan O’Brien hosted and the telecast nabbed 2.8 million viewers—itself a 27 percent drop from the 2013 show. 

The MTV Movie Awards have been struggling to maintain a broadcast audience for years, especially since the ceremony moved from June to April in 2013 to adjust to the earlier start of the summer movie season. 

And the Movie Awards didn’t only lose out to the massive event that is Game of Thrones. The ceremony also fell short of other Sunday night competitors, including Mad Men and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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