During an economic climate where fear and doubt rules the day, it’s never a good thing to see something video game related releasing bad stats. According to Variety, Spike’s Video Game Awards are not doing well:
It’s a question I myself almost forgot to ask, until the topic came up recently. So I checked with Variety’s ratings expert Rick Kissell, who provided me with the figures, via Nielsen: 680,000 people watched the Spike Video Game Awards on Dec. 14. That’s down 26% from the 2007 total and the second lowest since they started in 2004 (a bit higher than 2006’s 618,000 but barely more than half of 2004’s 1.23 million).