Monday, September 22, 2008

Hollywood Reject: Lowest Rated Emmy's Ever

We noted earlier the idiotic babble coming from assorted dimwitted actors and actresses Sunday at the Emmy's. But at least we have some good news to report. The ratings for this ego-fest were in the tank, and took a huge hit from last year.
And the award for lowest-rated Emmys ever goes to ...

ABC's Sunday night telecast.

The three-hour 60th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony received a 3.8 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demo -- the lowest in Nielsen's recorded People Meter history. That's 12% below last year's previous Emmy record low, a ceremony hosted by Ryan Seacrest on Fox.

Among total viewers, the Emmys effectively matched the previous historic low. Last night was seen by 12.2 million viewers, firmly less than 2007 (13 million) and on par with the least-viewed telecast ever (Fox's 1990 ceremony, which was seen by 12.3 million). With the total audience numbers this close in the preliminary returns, we'll wait until the nationals roll in later today to see if the Awards were record lows in both measurements.

The ceremony, emceed by five reality series hosts, was largely derided by critics, who found the presentation's pacing off kilter and its jokes unfunny. A painful opening segment where the hosts deliberately talked about nothing was slammed by critics and fellow Emmy nominees alike.
Memo to Hollywood: Keep up with the lame political jokes, shameless campaigning for the community organizer and Sarah Palin insults. You're only hurting yourself.

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