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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Broadcast Takes a Ratings Hit

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The ratings are in for this year's CBS broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and it sounds like it might be a disappointment for the Victoria's Secret machine. The show dropped 32% in the ratings this year compared to 2014, The Wrap reports. The show, which featured 44 of the world's highest paid models in their underwear, was bested in the ratings by NBC’s firefighting drama Chicago Fire.

Tuesday's runway special did score number one with the coveted 18-49 demographic in the 10pm hour, but The Wrap reports that Chicago Fire pulled in a larger number of viewers total.

CBS’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show clocked in at 6.6 million viewers this year. The special helped CBS pull into the number two slot in the rankings for the night, even though the network aired all reruns leading up to the VS program.

During the show's filming back in November, an announcer for Victoria's Secret told the crowd that they'd snagged one of the world's most coveted seats, saying: "The Victoria's Secret show is viewed by 500 million people in over 190 countries." Meanwhile, on YouTube, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show livestream page shows 780,678 views right now.