Steve Harvey To Host ‘Miss Universe 2016’ Despite Ratings Slip

Published: Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015 by Rashad

Funnyman Steve Harvey wasn’t exactly smiling after his epic blunder on this Sunday night’s showing saw him announce the wrong winner of the coveted ‘Miss Universe’ crown.

Since then, the comedian/actor/talk show host has been fielding racially charged attacks on social media and endless ridicule courtesy of memes and Vine videos.

Undeterred, it looks like Harvey will have the last laugh as reports indicate viewers will be seeing his name as host once again next year:

Via THR:

The three-hour Fox telecast averaged 6.2 million viewers and a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, though that was before Steve Harvey’s gaffe set the Internet on fire. Last year’s Miss Universe pageant had the fortunate distinction of airing in late January, without any NFL competition. It averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in the key demo.

Despite the slip, FOX execs are expecting a boost in next year’s showing as they’ve tapped the comic-turned-talk show host to don emcee honors for the ceremony.

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  1. lulu December 22, 2015


  2. Chillitsjustpizza December 22, 2015

    That’s because it was all fake anyway.

    • What now December 23, 2015

      Bloop! *sips on this tea*

  3. wth December 22, 2015

    ugh huh. miss’s wtf. hope you get better stories in 2k16 to report and cash too. tgj. 😉

  4. cocobutta December 22, 2015

    Fox are not dumb. The figures will go up just for people to tune in more after his fk up.

    Glad he gets to redeem himself because the competition will partly be all about him in the build as they hype his mistake and see a rise in figures

  5. 2bad2bme December 22, 2015

    Smart way to pull in attention for more viewers next time!

  6. another taken day something ain’t wrong December 23, 2015

    People are going Ham at him also people did the meme video of him too

  7. lisa489 December 23, 2015

    Racism is alive and well in 2015.

    We expect this from White Trash and White upper class who have money but have not CLUE where they originate from.

    The spanish minority who are so quickly to call Steve a N_gga or Monkey need to check there bloodline — they are AFRICAN also. But what do you expect when they have little to no education and put so much stock in a beauty contest 99.9% of the rest of the world doesnt give a F_u_ck about

  8. SMH December 23, 2015

    So basically it was all a publicity stunt for ratings lol.

  9. Deborah E. Rose October 11, 2016

    I have loss all respect for Steve Harvey. I watched his shows every day,NO MORE.
    He can let crooked evil Hillary witch his show,Yeah right.
    Bye bye, I just hope others follows me.

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