Ratings For SAG Awards Show An Increase Of 50 Percent Over Last Year

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

The ratings for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild awards show an increase of fifty percent over last year’s program.

On Tuesday, the numbers prove another steady increase for an awards show in 2017 with Sunday night’s event bringing in 3.9 million viewers, as the program was broadcast on both Turner networks TBS and TNT, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: The Ratings Are In For The Golden Globes, And The Results Are Surprising)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )

In the coveted demographic group of adults ages 18-49, the show averaged a combined 1.2 rating giving the award show the highest numbers on Sunday night among their cable competitors outside of ESPN. The only one that was higher in cable was the sports network with their coverage of the National Football League’s Pro Bowl. (RELATED: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Went After Trump’s Immigration Ban At SAG Awards Show)

The SAG awards come after the Golden Globes earlier in the month that also showed a steady rise over the previous year’s show with a two percent increase over 2016’s show with 20 million people tuning in.

During Sunday’s show, one performer after another took a shot at President Donald Trump’s recent executive order that would temporarily prevent migration from seven Muslim-majority countries. From the opening monologue of the show, the host Ashton Kutcher blasted the president’s immigration ban.

“Good evening fellow SAG-AFTRA members and everyone at home and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” Kutcher told the audience. “You are part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you.”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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