Spike TV plans on doing another VGX next year, thanks to the success of this year’s revamped show. 1.1 million viewers spent an average of 32 minutes watching the show (across multiple streams). The fact that #VGX was able to trend on Twitter is considered a success–even if those messages weren’t particularly flattering of the show.
“Death to us would have been apathy,” Viacom’s Erik Flannigan said. “Death would have been no one talking, no one caring, no one having an opinion about it.” And people were at least talking about it.