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Beyonce & Her Preggers Announcement Set New Twitter & MTV Record

Beyonce & Jay-Z's unborn baby is already making history.  It's only fitting right?  Thanks to Bey's pregnancy announcement at the MTV VMA's Sunday night, Twitter was set on fire like never before, and MTV raked in history making numbers in their network's history.

 

Deets inside...

It took Baby Carter's mom and dad some years to start making history.  It only took this one a few (about 4) months.  In addition to all the hot performers adding to the numbers, once Beyonce held her belly on the MTV red carpet, then dropped the mic and showed her protruding baby bump, ish got crazy.

Reportedly, when Bey made her big reveal, Tweets were sent out via the social networking site at 8,868 tweets per second.  This beat the previous record of a little over 7K tweets per second when Japan beat the U.S. Women's soccer team this past summer.

And that's not the only record breaking moment.  MTV reports that they had their biggest audience in the network's history with a record-breaking 12.4 million total viewers.  8.5 million of those viewers were ages 12-34.

In addition, the VMAs is the #1 cable telecast of 2011 with 12-34 demo and the #1 non-sports cable telecast of 2011 with total viewers.

And MTV digital saw their largest mobile, twitter, and other social networking numbers in their history. 

 

 

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Exactly!! Kelly is her own

Exactly!! Kelly is her own worst enemy. She doesn't need help from anyone to get thrown to the background cause she does it to herself.
Anonymous's picture

Its her baby and we are

Its her baby and we are praying for it to be born healthy~all this other nonsense can go..ratings?tweets? Unn.who cares..the world is falling apart min by min and folks are hype over twitter? Smh..I pray for all children..not just celebrate me's...good day~
Anonymous's picture

Its her baby and we are

Its her baby and we are praying for it to be born healthy~all this other nonsense can go..ratings?tweets? Unn.who cares..the world is falling apart min by min and folks are hype over twitter? Smh..I pray for all children..not just celebrate me's...good day~
Anonymous's picture

I know Jay Z wants his wife

I know Jay Z wants his wife to retire as an ICON and LEGEND, because she finally agreed to have his child, but all these blogs trying to make her out of this ICON, LEGEND, so Jay can make his wife happy, knowing that she accomplish all that she could and can happy raise a family knowing that she is a legend, but she isn't a legend, she only had 4 albums and none of them is on the level of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna. She had all bubble gum song, but whatever keep pushing how iconic she is on the world, to please her.
Anonymous's picture

Let Beyonce enjoy her

Let Beyonce enjoy her maternity leave. I believe that was the reasoning behind the award show announcement. Not only to announce it to her fans but to also announce a maternity leave. Madonna, Britney, Christina kiss on stage and aren't seen as media whores. Usher drops his pants, Michael dangles his kids from a window, Halle and Mariah post all over magazines for cash they're pregnant....Beyonce uses her platform her moment on stage to announce and she's taking others moments. That was always her moment. So, if she chose her performance to do so, that's her prerogative
Anonymous's picture

MTV HAD THE RATINGS BECAUSE

MTV HAD THE RATINGS BECAUSE OF THE LINE UP. YOU HAD HISTORY ALL TOP PERFORMERS, ONLY PERSON WAS MISSING WAS USHER. YOU HAD KATY PERRY, LADY GAGA, BIEBER,BRUNO, BRITNEY, CHRIS, NEYO, LIL WAYNE, NICKI, JAY Z, KANYE, BEYONCE, ADELE, AND NOT FORGET ALL THE MOST POPULAR PRESENTERS, DEMI, SELENA, THE GUY FROM TWILIGHT, KIM KARDASHIAN, LETS BE REAL LADY GAGA HAS 12 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, JUSTIN BIEBER HAS 12 MILLION, WHY DO YOU THINK ITS BECAUSE OF BEYONCE, PLEASE IF IT WAS BECAUSE OF HER, SHE SHOULD'VE BROKE RECORDS ON GMA AND OTHER SHOWS, ACTUALLY CHRIS BROWN BROKE, GMA,TODAY SHOW, SNL RECORDS, NOT BEYONCE.
Anonymous's picture

LMAO! @ Chris Brown breaking

LMAO! @ Chris Brown breaking records. On what planet?!? STOP THE DELUSIONS!!! He can barely get invites to major networks and tv shows to promote(Ellen & Oprah). Too bad all those artists you listed didn't break the record on twitter. Stay mad!
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Who had the most fans out to

Who had the most fans out to see them this summer on his free concert on Today show, He had more than Beyonce. All I have to say is google it, (Today Show, GMAS, SNL) no debate here.
Anonymous's picture

Listen I do agree with

Listen I do agree with Natasha that Bey announcement increased the viewership of the awards show. Common on MTV is not known to draw huge numbers as the American Music Awards or the Grammy"s. I for one had no intention of watching but once I got that tweet that Beyonce had announced that she was pregnant on the red carpet I decided to tune in plus I called family and friends. So this explanation is quite possible. I also think lots a lot people wanted to see the Kanye West Jay Z performance.
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@Anonymous re: 6:59 am - How

@Anonymous re: 6:59 am - How had Bey's announcement increase the viewership to that record-shattering level, when.. 1.) She hadn't announced it BEFORE the show? 2.) She HAD announced it during the MIDDLE of the show! As I'd said, IF she'd have already announced it, on the red carpet(before the show), then Kanye AND Jay wouldn't have acted as they had: thrilled and surprised! .."Elementary!!" My Dear Watson: she announced - or alluded to it, when rubbing her belly, on-stage and mid-show. Which ALL leads us to conclude that it WAS the shows "line-up" and "hotly-anticipated" performances that drew such record-setting viewership! (The butler did it!) XYZ
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You delusional ass piper go

You delusional ass piper go back to Natasha's post of Beyonce on Sunday when she was on the red carper . Natasha stated that beyonce just said that she was pregnant and the buzz started. You wanna believe that Chris Brown is the one that drew the high numbers so you fairy azz will deny, deny, deny. And you know what pixie boy I am done with you. Faggot.
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@Anonymous re:8:11 pm -- As

@Anonymous re:8:11 pm -- As per your instructions.. (and to quote Natasha) "But she did say she would NEVER get pregnant and use it for publicity". "I guess we just didn't notice a bump during her 4 nights of "4" concerts a couple weeks ago when she was wearing a short and tight gold mini--made by Mama Tina. That slit at the top of her tummy was some major eye trickery...." Even IF it was "intimated/alluded to" on the red carpet, Beyonce's own words had made it unlikely! Again, it was the line up AND the much-anticipated performances that drew that record crowd! What makes you think Beyonce/Jay-Z can cause such a stir? Had they ever caused such a stir? The 2011 Billboard Music Award drew 7.88-Million (3.0 Neilsen) with Beyonce, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Eminem, Taylor Swift, and others.. (tvbythenumbers.zap2it(dotcom)/2011/05/24/sunday-final-ratings-billboard-music-awards-celebrity-apprentice-funniest-videos-family-guy-american-dad-60-minutes-adjusted-up/93754/ ..The 2011 BET Awards - Which had long-announced Chris, and highlighted HIS performances drew 7.7 Million - tvbythenumbers.zap2it(dotcom)/2011/06/27/bet-awards-11-is-1-awards-show-on-cable-drawing-7-7-million-total-viewers/96678/ So given the empirical data, without the hysteria, hyperbole - it WAS Sunday Night's "wealth of talent", AND their much-anticipated performances that drew that "record-setting" audience! XYZ
X,Y,Z's picture

Lady Gaga’s alter ego,

Lady Gaga’s alter ego, Beyonce’s pregnancy, Chris Brown flying, Katy Perry winning and Adele performing helped the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards score the network’s largest audience in history, with a record-shattering 12.4 million total viewers
Anonymous's picture

I'm happy Rihanna doesn't

I'm happy Rihanna doesn't need to get pregnant to get attention! LOL She gets attention just by leaving the house! #ThatsPower
Anonymous's picture

She just has to grab on her

She just has to grab on her mom's breasts in public for it.
Anonymous's picture

Are you also happy that MTV

Are you also happy that MTV didn't even "aired" the announcement live? LOL!
JJ's picture

Baby if yoU believe Rihanna

Baby if yoU believe Rihanna is larger than Beyonce, you're just as delusional as those who believe she's larger than Mariah Carey. A pregnancy is not a gimmick. Beyonce could have taken the money hungry route by posting all over us weekly. She has money and you are on the Internet defending a Rihanna who obviously is on the come up.
Anonymous's picture

I know this is your site, and

I know this is your site, and you are a super-duper Beyonce fan, and that I could just go to another site if need be; but I really do love YBF. With all that being said, all I'm asking for is one day without a minute-by-minute pregnancy update. And YES, of course, I could have NOT clicked on this post; but where else would I make a Beyonce plea, besides a Beyonce post??? At least this way, if we take a 3-4 day pregnancy update break, then the next time I hear about it, I'll want to clap for joy (instead of sigh in exhaustion)!
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Congrats to Bey and Jay, glad

Congrats to Bey and Jay, glad she announced it herself, because they made her out to be pregnant so many times in the media. Hope its a happy healthy baby
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@Natasha -- The wording of

@Natasha -- The wording of your 'lead-in'/caption is misleading. It wasn't because of "Beyonce's announcement", no one knew it was coming - obviously. What it "WAS", was the line up. And just WHO had T-H-E most-memorable, most-talked-about performance? (hint?) It wasn't Rihanna. She wasn't even there.. No! It's T-H-E best dancer/entertainer now in the game: Chris Brown..!! That's right, Natasha/YBF, long-after, when highlights of that night's performances are replayed, we'll see Chris Brown soaring-high above that amazed and thrilled audience. Tasha, c'mon on, give that boy his props! XYZ
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@X,Y and Fucking Crazy, You

@X,Y and Fucking Crazy, You delusional lil faggot, the only person going on about Chris Brown"s acrobatic , Benjamin Bailey circus act is you. I watched all the tv gossip shows yesterday because i know fanatics like you would be talking that shit, he was barely mentioned and his performance was not lauded. So you can be like the tea party and create your own twisted reality but the truth is no one is talking Chris Brown. So go have a fucking seat.
Anonymous's picture

Of course their not going to

Of course their not going to talk about Chris, it was meant and planned to be Beyonce moment, not even Britney who they were doing a tribute to got coverage like Beyonce.,hich I thought was very weak tribute and turnt out to be all about Beyonce. Chris isn't fully back, the mainstream will only talk about his twitter rants, homobic rants, or being a bad neighbors, when was the last time you seen the media post something positive about Chris. The BET awards, they made that controversy, saying he was faking crying. So you said they wasn't talking about Chris, their not going to rave about him, he's not fully back in their eyes. They have him on their show for ratings, because people love drama, but they really not trying to put him on this pedal stool.
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@Anonymous re:6:44 am -- I do

@Anonymous re:6:44 am -- I do believe the term/word you're looking for is: "Barnum & Bailey"! (Sigh..) You're doing Jay-Z/Beyonce AND their unborn child a terrible disservice by.. 1.) Not presenting yourself in accordance with "Knowles/Carter" etiquette. 2.) Not presenting "easily-verifiable cogent fact" in your rusty-chain harangue. 3.) The facts remain - No one knew, ERGO Kanye's UNscripted and stunned reaction for ALL the world to see. Now..go forth, and sin no more.. X,Y,Z
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Well Barnum,Benjamin whatever

Well Barnum,Benjamin whatever it was a circus act. Plus I refuse to engage with a game of semantics with the likes of you. However can you please answer the question posed to you?, Who is talking and lauding Chris Brown's performance besides you, Tell which newspaper, or television program so that i can look it up . I want to se the accolades and glorification in print. Funny enough even thr trifling blogs haven't praise him , well except for Natasha cus we all know she sucks his nuts like you do. Nothing on Bossip which you should know wink wink " Blue Kid" or on Mediatakeout. I am waiting loser. The fact remains that Bey and Jay upstage his azz and he did not get the prasie and adoration from main stream nmedia that he was xepecting. Colossal fail.
Anonymous's picture

(Groan.. I do it for the

(Groan.. I do it for the "little people"..) @Anonymous re: 7:32 am - "Who is talking and lauding Chris Brown's performance besides you" "Glorification/accolades in print" 1.)hitsdailydouble(dotcom)/news/newsPage.cgi?news08669m01 "Lady Gaga’s alter ego, Beyonce’s pregnancy, Chris Brown flying, Katy Perry winning and Adele performing helped the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards score the network’s largest audience in history, with a record-shattering 12.4 million total viewers." (<--Again, we HAD'NT known about Beyonce's pregnancy before - only midway while she was onstage, then rubbing her belly!) 2.)mtv(dotcom)/news/articles/1669934/chris-brown-vma-performance-behind-the-scenes.jhtml "On Sunday night, Chris Brown nearly stole the show during his high-flying VMA performance, and considering everything that went down during the 2011 Video Music Awards, that's saying a lot." 3.) thehollywoodgossip(dotcom) "So often embroiled in controversy, Chris Brown is making headlines Monday morning for the reason he'd like - his performance at MTV's Video Music Awards. 4.)billboard(dotcom)/events/chris-brown-delivers-high-flying-vma-performance-1005331432.story#/events/chris-brown-delivers-high-flying-vma-performance-1005331432.story "Chris Brown took flight at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with a performance that time-traveled through the '90s and featured the R&B star somersaulting over the dazzled audience." XYZ
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There not going to talk about

There not going to talk about him, they fully havn't accepted him back. When have you ever seen something positive about Chris on a mainstream post in the past 2 years, none. So what you are saying means nothing, No one didn't upstage him. MTV barely talked about him performing. MTV is a New York based show, who runs New York Jay z. If Chris would've said something ignorant, than he would've been broadcast across the world. I appreciate Kanye West showing support for Chris Brown, because he knows how it is, once you cross the white man, its hard to get back in favor with them. White people will support their own, but they would destroy a black man if he make one mistake. I hope everyone in the music industry is learning from Chris Brown incident, because, I honestly think its going to take a miracle or maybe another 2 years for them to stop bashing him.
Anonymous's picture

Actually she was part reason

Actually she was part reason for the spike in ratings(this isn't first time it's happened), Once she indicating she was pregnant on the red-carpet. the press went ballistic and the news spread like wild fire,and folks becoming interested in seeing her perform and confirmation. It definitely wasn't no Adele(we've seen her at award shows and nothing happened) or Jay-z(everyone already knew he was performing with kanye),coz it would have reflected on social networks online(twitter). Even with the TV networks,she's one of the big news and highlight of the award show. LOL @ Beyonce unborn child already upstaging and making history before he/she arrival
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@FabChick re:6:29 am

@FabChick re:6:29 am -- "Indicated she was pregnant on the red-carpet" "The press went ballistic and the news spread like wild fire, and folks becoming interested in seeing her perform and confirmation" Proof please..!!!! Because Kanye wouldn't have reacted, as HE did, if he'd ALREADY knew. Nor would Beyonce have had that "Cheshire Feline" grin on HER face, while pictured on-stage, rubbing her belly! XYZ
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STFU already, I had no plans

STFU already, I had no plans to watch MTV boring ass awards show but once I hear that Beyonce announced that she was pregnant on the red carpet I tuned in like many of the people I know. Again people ain't feeling Chris like that anymore so he can continue jumping rope or whatever he was doing because he ain't sing a lick yet and the attempt to lip syncing was pathetic. His performance fell flat to be honest.
Anonymous's picture

(Meh.. Even in the "LAND OF

(Meh.. Even in the "LAND OF GIANTS", "little people" are allowed their say..) @Anonymous re:6:50 am -- "STFU" ...NO! "People aren't feeling Chris like that anymore" <-- 0~o Oh..?! Those "record-setting "19-Million viewers" who tuned him to see him on DWTS weren't..."feeling him"..?! How 'bout those OVER 7-Million viewers who tuned in to watch him headline the 2011 BET Awards; guess they weren't "feeling him" neither, 'eh? And that "Feb 12th 3.0-Neilsen SNL" crowd, then a "season high" for SNL - guess they weren't "feeling him" then, right? Oh - that "RECORD-SETTING 18-20K" who showed up to see him perform on/at the "Today Show", guess they weren't "feeling him" neither..?! Denial! Delusion! Deflection! Confusion! XYZ
X,Y,Z's picture

I love the fact that jay and

I love the fact that jay and beyonce is having a baby but I also think chris did a wonderful job at the awards show and I'm feeling him not to mention his fan base is larger then it has ever been so I had to disagree with you on that one
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So excited and happy for

So excited and happy for them. I hope they continue to share this baby stuff with us. I hope that unlike most celeb's that they let us know the name...sex...etc
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congrats Bey & Jay

congrats Bey & Jay
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I hope this isn't a sign of

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come...nine months of nothing but Bey baby news. Like that stupid royal wedding.
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The twitter yes, the

The twitter yes, the vieweship no I think the viewership had a lot to do with Adele and probably rumors of Jay Z and Kanye performing. I know the only reason I tuned in was for Adele. I would like to see what the numbers were after she performed, the song that she sung went straight up the itune charts.
Anonymous's picture

I can't begin to tell you how

I can't begin to tell you how elated I am of the beautiful gift that has been given to the Carters. Bey & Jay were glowing that night...Just the display of happinessnon their faces was a blessing within it self...I think the world was smiling with them....such a beautiful couple with a beautiful story...God bless them both...and to their bundle of joy....we'll see you soon. :)))))
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MTV was already going to have

MTV was already going to have those ratings it wasn't because of Beyonce's announcement. Think about it she didn't announce it until she arrived not before. Twitter I will attribute to her announcement.
Anonymous's picture

Becuz she is the shiz-nick

Becuz she is the shiz-nick duuh!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Becuz she is the shiz-nick

Becuz she is the shiz-nick duuh!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Again, so happy for them.

Again, so happy for them. Congrats!
Anonymous's picture

I just wanted to be

I just wanted to be first...congrats to her...
Anonymous's picture

So happy for them congrats

So happy for them congrats
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