Last Night’s Emmy Awards Were the Lowest Rated Ever

jimmy kimmel emmysTV’s biggest night did not have a big night on TV last night. This year, ratings were down more than 3% from last year (8.4/13 metered market rating), making them the lowest-rated Emmy Awards ever, according to Deadline.

Who is to blame? Sunday Night Football, for one. Though football also took a hit in ratings last night, the close game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers likely was one culprit. The biggest surprise, though, was how well the two-part premiere of CNN’s The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey did, bringing in 7.1/11 metered market ratings.

Last night’s show wasn’t particularly eventful. Leslie Jones had a funny bitJulia Louis-Dreyfus made a great acceptance speech, and Jeb Bush even made an appearance, but other than that it was pretty mellow, and kind of predictable. Host Jimmy Kimmel played it safe with a lot of his jokes, and overall the show, unlike the shows being honored, lacked any must-see moments.

[image via screen grab/ABC]

[H/T Deadline]

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