Emmy Awards Ratings Hit Low On Trump Bashing Night

September 18, 2017

Right near the beginning of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, host Stephen Colbert hauled former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out on-stage to declared that the CBS broadcast show would have “the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.”

Coming off the all-time ratings low of last year’s Jimmy Kimmel fronted ceremony, the gag and the Donald Trump inauguration inspired boast were a hopeful and it seems hollow plea for Colbert’s awards show hosting and debut.

With a historic win for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Atlanta’s Donald Glover, plus big victories for the Margaret Atwood adaptation’s lead Elisabeth Moss, This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown, HBO’s Big Little Lies and Veep, Sunday’s Emmys took repeated aim at the former Celebrity Apprentice host and past nominee.

Facing a Green Bay Packers game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football once again, the POTUS bashing Emmys got knocked down a little to a new low last night – at least in the early numbers.

Snagging a 8.2 in metered market ratings, last night’s just over 8 – 11 PM Late Showhost fronted shindig from DTLA’s fortified Microsoft Theater tripped 2% from the 2016 show. To give some necessary context, that result is from 50 of 56 markets reporting due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma hitting Florida last week.

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This article was posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:52 am

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