To be polite, Spike's Video Game Awards aren't very good, and they just seem to be getting worse. Hell, when is the last time they picked something you agreed with?
My colleague Rick Kissell, Variety’s in-house ratings expert, was kind enough to pull the numbers for me and the numbers show that for the fourth consecutive year, Spike has seen the audience for the VGAs shrink. 627,000 people watched the show – a 3 percent drop from last year’s installment. That works out to 20,000 fewer viewers for those who prefer hard numbers.