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RATINGS: Primetime Emmys Tackled By Sunday Night Football Sink To All-Time Low!

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Looks like this year’s 67th annual Emmy Awards moved back to Sunday was not a smart maneuver after all!  Up against the red hot Sunday Night Football game  on NBC, featuring perennial powerhouses: the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, the annual love fest for primetime TV came in with a record low number of total viewers.

The ratings released on Monday relate that Fox’s Emmy telecast brought in a 11.9 million viewers.  The broadcast had a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.  In addition, Sunday’s Emmys were down 14% and 24% respectively from 2014.   However of note is that last year the Emmys didn’t face Sunday Night Football on NBC, because NBC televised the Emmys and moved the show to a Monday on August 25th.

However, while the ratings were down, social media wasn’t!  In fact, the 67th Emmy Awards accounted for more than 1 million tweets – viewed over 188 million times.  The most social minute came at 10:47 p.m. ET, as 12,601 tweets were sent out after Viola Davis won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a drama for her performance in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.

So, what did you think of the Emmys telecast?  Did you even watch it?  If so, did it make the grade?  And what of the social minute of last night which featured Viola Davis winning Lead Actress becoming the first African-American woman to do so?  Should the Primetime Emmys take a note from the Daytime Emmys, and cut down their show to 2 hours instead of 3? Is it even possible when they have to represent so many different genres within the medium?  Comment below!

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Mark in FLA
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Mark in FLA

I turned it off after 90 mins. as I was so bored. Not by the winners but by the host and the program itself.

The show is always inferior when it is on FOX. Please stick to the three major networks from now on.

I am satisfied by reading about it.

Although, I want to see the In Memoriam segment, a friend tweeted that it was the Eva Cassidy version of Over The Rainbow that was played.

Carolina
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Carolina

Mark, you were stronger than I.

I turned it off after about 5 minutes. Andy Samberg was just annoying. All these awards shows following the same template month after month, year after year.

Didn’t watch football either.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

What does it matter which of the four broadcast networks carries the show-it was produced by don Mischer.The show is terrible because so many of the nominees are from niche show on cable networks or streaming sources that appeal to a more narrow and segmented audience.
As for the atrocious version of “Over the Rainbow” that is NOT the melody of that song.As for the unfunny,sophomoric host…….

4ever DAYS
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Mark in FLA
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Mark in FLA

Thank you for the link. That was very nice of you.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

That song was unrecognizable. Ridiculous.

blake
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blake

I didn’t watch but I kept up with the winners on a website. I know Hollywood is liberal but the winners seemed to be way more PC than they usually are. Viola Davis, Regina King, the Transparent show, Veep with Julia Louis Dreyfuss slamming Donald Trump.

ALong with shows like Veep and the HBO show Oliver Kitteridge dominating in all of their categories. SHocked that Jessica Lange didn’t win for her last American Horror STory. I’m glad I didn’t watch, I would have been bored..

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

absolutely correct Blake- a very nasty left wing anti tradition slant to the whole enterprise.Horrible nominees,horrible winners,horrible speeches,horrible host.Horrible.

Torqumada
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Torqumada

It’s so great that two dudes can find each other on the internet and then get gay married!

Mazel Tov to the happy couple of Blake and Robert!

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Learn to spell your own name Torquemada before you make irrational,inexplicable ,moronic insulting comments.

blake
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blake

Oh don’t be so butthurt Torqumada. Nice name btw lol.

Charday
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Charday

Samberg was an awful host and unfunny.

su0000
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su0000

Sorry, but I do not watch the emmys..
the emmy stuff is stupid.. stupid and Boring.
I do not care who wins or losses.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I usually watch for the “In Memoriam” segment, but forgot the telecast. I found and posted a link to that part of the Emmy Awards if you’re interested. I was shocked to learn Jan Hooks (SNL) died! ⬆

Steven
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Steven

The Television Academy needs to consider moving the Emmys to August (before the regular NFL season starts) or move it from Sundays to Mondays?!

Timmm
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Timmm

People are away on vacation in August. It needs to go back to the weekday BUT if the host isnt good and shows or actors I like are not nominated, I dont care and I think others feel the same way.

diane
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diane

None of my shows were nominated for anything so I had no reason to watch.

Rose
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Rose

Diane…Same for me. Plus there we many shows and actors I didn’t know anything about. Guess it has to do with so many new and different players producing movies and tv shows. But I just don’t know how you can have awards for comedy and not even mention Big Bang Theory except for supporting actress.

Timmm
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Timmm

The Emmys used to be about the networks and since HBO came into the picure years ago, its too broad of a spectrum. Didnt cable have or still has their own award show? I know this makes me sound old but I think the Emmys should be between ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and FOX!

Patrick
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Patrick

not a bad idea to go back to the original brainchild ????

this would up the ante and wrangle challenge all the more

why shouldn’t those who pay for cable and extra for HBO.. who’s arena is that much more stimulating ??? LOL language, full on frontals, slinging diatribe to and fro ? no?

Patrick
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Patrick

cable plus : should have their own award show… audience nude fest

Timmm
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Timmm

So, the overpaid THUGS beat the surgically enhanced JUGS in the ratings!

Anne
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Anne

Hate to sound old, but watching just a few minutes of the Emmys made me long for days of my youth, when TV was just pop culture light entertainment. It wasn’t football, the show was boring, the host wasn’t funny, and it continues to focus on recognizing shows from HBO and other narrow segments.

Shay
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Shay

Right on, Anne. There’s no place to blame football for this ratings fiasco. A lot of non-sports fans also failed to tune in, whether due to the choice of host, nominees, subject matter….whatever. Having said that, it wouldn’t be remiss to also suggest that going out of one’s way to alienate roughly fifty percent of the nation’s population via repeated insults and snide comments probably did the show no favors either. Hollywood needs to recognize that this country has a two-party system and regardless of where one’s personal views fall along the left-right spectrum, both sides—as well as the middle… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Green Bay Packers v. Emmy’s? No contest. Go! Pack! Go!

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Kimberly McCullough Gives Clues That Have GH Fans Suspecting She Was Back for John Reilly’s Tribute Episode: “Saw Some Old Friends and Reminisced about an Absent Dear One…”

General Hospital fans began taking note of a couple of tweets sent out by beloved longtime cast member, Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), over the last 24 hours on the actress-director’s Twitter feed.

First, Kimberly shared: “I did something really cool today that involved wearing make-up and heels all day, which I clearly wasn’t prepared for.”

After that she followed it up with, “Here’s a clue – saw some old friends and reminisced about a dear absent one ….”

If you combine that with the fact that Jackie Zeman also tweeted: “Good day shooting @GeneralHospital I was invited back for a special episode today. As Y’all know I rarely post a selfie but it’s been awhile since I’ve had ‘Bobbie’ hair and makeup done. Thank you Karen, Carl, and Ari. Have a wonderful weekend, Everyone,” it would appear that both McCullough and Zeman were back for the upcoming tribute episode to the late John Reilly, who for many years played Sean Donely.

In story, Robin’s parents, Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes) were very close with Sean, as well.  So it all makes sense that Robin would be part of this as well.

So, if this is proven to be true, are you excited to see Kimberly back on a special episode of GH?  Comment below.

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Sharon Osbourne in First Interview Since Leaving ‘The Talk’ Tells Bill Maher She’s ‘Angry’ and ‘Hurt’

In Sharon Osbourne’s first interview since her exit from The Talk, following her remarks in the controversial exchange with Sheryl Underwood on the March 10th episode of the CBS afternoon series, the former co-host told Bill Maher how she was feeling at this juncture.

The conversation between Bill Maher and Osbourne aired last night on Maher’s HBO series, “Real Time”.

At the beginning of her appearance while addressing what has happened to her, Osbourne told Maher that the controversy has left her “angry”and “hurt”.  She went on to say, , “I’ve been called so many things in my life, I am so used to being called names, but a ‘racist’ is one I will not take.”

Maher seemed to incite the flames of the entire situation when ‘summed up’ the incident that occurred that ultimately led to Osbourne’s downfall.  As viewers recall, Osbourne came to the defense of Piers Morgan for his right to have his view on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he did not believe what Markle had said about the royal family and her accusations.

Morgan walked off the set of his hosting gig at Good Morning Britain, and eventually lost the job to it as well.  So, with that Maher said of Morgan to Osbourne, “He was called a racist and lost his job, and you were called a racist and lost your job. Do I have it right?” Maher continued, “Who’s the racist and why? This is what I’m trying to figure out.”

Osbourne responded, “Me too.”  She went on to say, “Disagreeing with someone does not make you a racist.”  When the two brought up her alleged use of racial slurs against former ‘Talk’ co-hosts, she referred to those accusations as remarks from ‘disgruntled ladies.’

This interview has already been widely panned by the press, because Maher and Osbourne did not pointedly discuss  Osbourne’s treatment of Underwood on the March 10 episode that began the entire scenario, while ‘The Talk’ did address it on this past Monday’s episode when the show returned from its hiatus.

Watch a clip from Osbourne’s interview with Maher below.  Then let us know what you thought about her remarks and Maher’s via the comment section.

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Cameron Mathison Shares He Will Make Summer Debut On GH and Says: “Incredibly Grateful to Frank Valentini and the Writers at GH for Including Me on Such an Iconic Show”

Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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