Sunday night’s Primetime Emmys Awards show posted the worst initial ratings in the program’s 71-year history.
Airing on Fox, television ratings for the Emmys continued their downward spiral, Deadline Hollywood reported Monday:
“TV’s biggest night had its worst night ever. The 5.7/10 in metered market results that the Emmys snared is the lowest rating the annual ceremony has achieved in early metrics – coming off successive years of new lows in an age of endangered awards shows.”
“The host free Emmys is down 23% from last year’s Monday evening ceremony of September 17, 2018.”
Ratings were also down 34.5% from 2015, the last time the show aired on Fox.
"This wasn’t the most obnoxious award show in recent years, but it wasn’t politics and agenda-free, either. It landed somewhere in the middle," NewsBusters reports in its review of the event, "71st Primetime Emmys Fight the Patriarchy on Equal Pay."