The Oscars boasts the most viewers (40.4 million), the Grammys have seen viewership explode since a 2012 Whitney Houston tribute, and the VMAs telecast is coveted advertising space because of its young viewership (median age 27.7).
After blind auditions, two rounds of battles and the mentorship of Coldplay's Chris Martin, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira pick their top three singers to vie for viewers' votes. View gallery
"Homeland's" Nicholas Brody became the latest casualty in a long line of shows -- from "M*A*S*H" to "ER" to "Walking Dead" -- that have offed main characters in the middle of a series run. View gallery