Ratings spike for 'MTV Movie Awards'

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  • This year's MTV Movie Awards averaged 3.8 million viewers
  • It was up 21 percent versus the prior year in the network's core 12-34 demographic
  • The show also saw a spike in ratings in the 18-34 and 18-49 demos

The MTV Movie Awards not only generated some wild headlines thanks to Aubrey Plaza, but it also posted some decent ratings.

Aubrey Plaza escorted out of MTV Movie Awards

The annual awards fest averaged 3.8 million viewers, and was up 21 percent versus the previous year among the network's core 12-34 viewers, according to Nielsen.

The news was even better in the older demographics: MTV saw a 45 percent increase versus last year among persons 18-34, and a 44 percent jump among persons 18-49. Overall, the telecast averaged 4.8 million among all the Viacom-owned nets that aired it (MTV, VH1, MTV2 and Logo).

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See the original story at EW.com.