You’d think a show that’s packed with celebrities, new game announcements and awesome trailers would draw a pretty sizable crowd – well, apparently that’s not the case at all.

According to Variety’s own ratings specialist Rick Kissell, the VGA’s viewing numbers have been consistently declining over 4 years. 627,000 people watched the show, and though that might sound like a lot, it’s actually a 3% drop from last years VGA’s.  Though Kissell expects the numbers to increase slightly thanks to DVR viewings, it still becomes apparent that the Video Game Awards are slowly declining in popularity.

To be honest, it’s probably because you were all hanging out in the RipTen VGA live blog and watching the trailers here, right?

Source: Variety


  1. The VGAs are a joke. The only reason anyone watches them is because of trailers… and honestly, trailers can be viewed at leisure the next day online.

  2. I’ve never watched the VGAs personally. I actually kinda miss the days when E3 was the premiere source for new game news. Now games are being exposed in a trickle-down effect that just kills the buzz for me.

  3. the show was a piece of sh*!

    the spiderman voice actor was actually cool, the rest were trash and wasted our time!

    Also all the winners are already chosen and prepared from the start!