Emmys Tank in the Ratings

Did you watch the Emmys this past weekend?

Yeah......me neither. In fact I have never seen an Emmys award show in my life.

But this year, I wasn't the one not watching. 

Sunday’s telecast of the “67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards drew the show’s smallest audience on record — 11.9 million viewers — according to Nielsen.

That number was down nearly 4 million viewers from last year’s show (15.6 million), which aired on a Monday in late August and didn’t have to face a NFL game.

The previous recorded total-viewer low for the show was 12.3 million in both 1990 (its first year on Fox) and 2008 on ABC. 

The Emmys averaged an 8.7 overnight household rating/14 share from 8 to 11 in the metered markets — down 20% from last year.

I would put the blame squarely on the host of this year's award show, but to be completely honest, I have no clue who the host was.

I told you I don't watch.