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%.