Emmys 2016: Ratings Hit an All-Time Low
Television’s biggest night wasn’t actually television’s biggest night. In fact, the 2016 Emmys saw terrible ratings when it came to actual viewership.
The primetime telecast, which aired on ABC, averaged about 11.9 million viewers on Sunday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The abysmal stat — totaling an 8.7 overnight rating — fell below the previous all-time low set in 1990. (Hey, at least it did better than the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, right?)
CBS’ first installment of its true-crime special, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, also saw major viewership, averaging 10.3 million viewers while on the air.