Emmy Awards Receive Lowest Ratings of All Time

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown pose in the press room during the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

A self-congratulatory festival of cross-dressing Hollyweirdos. Who the hell watches this crap?

Source: Washington Examiner

Ratings for the 71st Emmy Awards ceremony hit an all-time low, surpassing last year’s record for the least viewers.

The awards show, which celebrates excellence in the TV industry and was aired on Fox, was up against NBC’s Sunday Night Football. According to Deadline, the awards took in a 5.7/10 in early metered market results. That marks a 23% drop from the 2018 Emmy Awards, which were held on a Monday.

Sunday’s ceremony was host-less for the first time in decades. The gala comes at a time of declining viewership for awards shows across the board, the exception being this year’s host-less Oscars, which saw a rise in viewers.

The show was also down in ratings compared to the last time it was held on a Monday, in the red 30% compared to the 2017 iteration on CBS. It also fell in ratings compared to the last time Fox ran the show in 2015, down 34.5%.

The shows have become increasingly political in recent years, drawing criticism from some conservatives and from President Trump.

Emmy Awards Receive Lowest Ratings of All Time

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