You mean Americans didn’t want to watch a bunch of smug elites from Hollywood pat themselves on the backs for playing make believe all evening while lecturing them about politics?
Who’da thunk it.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 18, 2017
From The Hill:
The 2017 Emmy Awards show hosted by Stephen Colbert on CBS is tracking to be the lowest-rated in the show’s televised history, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research.
The 8.2 overnight rating among metered-market households is down 2 percent from the previous all-time low from just last year, when Jimmy Kimmel hosted on ABC. An 8.2 rating equates to about 11.2 million viewers.
Gosh, that’s not good, Stephen. Worse than Jimmy Kimmel?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 18, 2017
Right? Who doesn’t love watching a bunch of guys dressed up like they’re in the Handmaid’s Tale?
Most folks don't want to tune in to a political lecture, i.e. most any televised awards ceremony these days.
— David Walsh, Jr. (@jeffersonianguy) September 18, 2017
If people want to get lectured about politics they’ll just watch MSNBC.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving fella.
— Matthew Moon (@seenyourluna) September 18, 2017
They really do this to themselves.
I'm sure all the political grandstanding by celebrities during past awards shows had nothing to do with this ratings drop. #sarcasm
— Michael Gryboski (@Puritan1986) September 18, 2017
Nope, nothing to do with it at all.
They will throw Colbert under the bus, but it's not his fault Americans are tired of self-righteous Hollywood snobs talking down to us.
— RJ (@rcaster) September 18, 2017
Prefer watching paint dry…
A mere 5% of the American public bothered to tune into the liberal Hollywood hate fest.
— Sasha ?? (@sasha031) September 18, 2017