The Emmy Ratings Are In. They Took A Brutal Beating
The ratings for the 2018 Emmy Awards are in, and they’re not pretty.
The awards ceremony that supposedly recognizes excellence in television took a double-digit nosedive in ratings Monday night.
According to Deadline, the 70th annual Emmys brought in a 7.4/13 result in metered-market ratings, down 10 percent from the 69th annual Emmys in 2017. (RELATED: TRUMP RESPONDS TO ‘WORST EVER’ RATINGS FROM THE EMMYS)
The Emmys were predictably political this year, with SNL comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost hosting the extravaganza. Che came under fire after claiming that the only people who thank Jesus during awards ceremonies are “Republicans and crackheads.” (RELATED: MICHAEL CHE AT EMMYS: ONLY WHITE PEOPLE WHO THANK JESUS AT AWARD SHOWS ARE ‘REPUBLICANS AND EX-CRACKHEADS’)
“My mother is not watching,” he said. “She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough.”
“That’s true,” he added. “The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
Many celebrities in attendance also wore pink buttons that read, “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford” and “I Still Believe Anita Hill.”
It’s worth noting that the 2017 Emmys, hosted by renowned Trump-hater Stephen Colbert, brought in rock-bottom ratings at an 8.2 — perhaps a number this year’s ceremony would have liked to see. It seems there’s no end in sight for the awards show so long as it continues booking left-leaning comedians to headline a rapidly disengaged American audience.