Host-Less Emmy Awards Plummet to All-Time Ratings Low

71st Primetme Emmy Awards Stage (Credit: Shutterstock)

The ratings for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are in, and they’re abysmal.

For the first time ever, less than 10 million viewers watched the show.

The Fox broadcast brought in a total of 6.9 million viewers and averaged a 1.6 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s down 33 percent from 2.4 rating a year ago, which marked a previous low.

In 2018, the Emmys aired on a Monday night on NBC, and were hosted by Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che. A total of 10.2 million viewers watched last year’s broadcast.

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This year, the show went host-less, and suffered several awkward moments, including a confusing opening segment.

Competition from Sunday Night Football on NBC, which got massive ratings, didn’t help.

During the three-hour Emmys broadcast, HBO’s Games of Thrones was named best drama series. On the comedy side, Amazon’s Fleabag picked up a string of awards, including best comedy. Although countless Twitter users complained that they’d never seen or heard of the Amazon comedy.