While the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live Sunday night (September 20), set a record for handing out the most golden statuettes to Black performers in the ceremony’s history (as we reported here), it will also be penciled in record books for another historic feat: poor ratings.
Viewership = 6.1 million
Ringing in their lowest numbers to date, this year’s figure goes down in history as the second time in history viewership dipped below 7 million.
“…the final numbers are in for the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show, and they remain a record low for the small screen’s biggest night.
With 6.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 in time adjusted results, the 8-11:06 PM ET show managed to prove host Kimmel right and beat last year’s previous low.”
Click here to read more on last year’s ratings.