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[Ratings: Sat&Sun, 12.20-21.14] ′SBS Gayo Awards′ Receives Criticism from Beginning to End

Rating Rating more Three Stars

2014.12.22 11:02 Mwave Grace Danbi Hong

What was supposed to be the grand return of music award shows for SBS after many years turned out to be a disaster of a show.

On December 21, the 2014 SBS Gayo Awards took place, cancelling both Modern Farmer and Birth of a Beauty to make time to showcase the year′s most popular songs.

But even from the beginning of the show, it was evident that it was not going to run smoothly. The hosting abilities of the MCs were not up to par with awkward transitions and cheesy lines that were more commonly seen on weekly music programs and not award shows. It also did not help when Song Min Ho referred to Korea as an archipelago during the show, which rubbed viewers in the wrong way.

There were many issues with microphones and the sound system not working properly, most noticeably with Winner, whose voices weren′t heard, while LOVELYZ, who just finished the stage, were heard from backstage. Big Bang′s Taeyang also experienced muted microphones several times and was even caught on camera checking his dead microphone.

Cameras failed to capture the stars on stage and instead focused on random areas elsewhere, even blacking out for two seconds as rookie groups performed together.

The highly-anticipated performance between Taeyang and Jeff Bernat also proved to be mediocre with either lyrics being forgotten or microphones not working, but not much harmony was made between the two singers as if it was the first time they sang together.

While the 2014 SBS Gayo Awards began to celebrate and remember the year′s accomplishments in music, the award show failed to achieve that goal, and instead will be remembered by viewers as the award ceremony with too many broadcast accidents.

[Ratings: Sat&Sun, 12.20-21.14] ′SBS Gayo Awards′ Receives Criticism from Beginning to End

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dramas

7:55 PM

KBS What′s With This Family 31.3

8:45 PM

1. MBC Rosy Lovers 16.5
2. SBS Modern Farmer 3.6

10:00 PM

1. MBC Legend of the Witch 25.1
2. SBS Birth of a Beauty 6.1


Variety

1. MBC Infinity Challenge 15.3
2. KBS Immortal Song 10.8
3. SBS Star King 9.4
4. MBC We Got Married 7.3
5. SBS Oh My Baby 6.1


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dramas

7:55 PM

KBS What′s With This Family 38.7

8:45 PM

1. MBC Rosy Lovers 19.6
2. SBS Modern Farmer Cancelled

10:00 PM

1. MBC Legend of the Witch 25.6
2. SBS Birth of a Beauty Cancelled

Variety

5:00 PM

1. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 18.6
2. KBS Return of Superman17.6
3. SBS K-Pop Star 4 11.5
4. SBS Running Man 10.9
5. MBC Real Man 10.3
6. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 5.7

9:00 PM

KBS Gag Concert 13.4

Award Show

2014 SBS Gayo Awards Part 1 / 2014 SBS Gayo Awards Part 2 6.6

*All ratings are based on AGB Nielson Media Research

Photo credit: SBS

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