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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
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
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
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
4ever DAYS
Mark in FLA
Mark in FLA

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

Mark Y
Mark Y

That song was unrecognizable. Ridiculous.

blake
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
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
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
Robert Seganti

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

blake
blake

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

Charday
Charday

Samberg was an awful host and unfunny.

su0000
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
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
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
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
diane

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

Rose
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
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
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
Patrick

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

Timmm
Timmm

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

Anne
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
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 ground—-should be represented and respected. That is supposed to be the American way.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

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

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Impeachment Hearings On Broadcast Networks Show Ratings Much Lower Than The Daytime Soap Operas They Are Preempting

In an infuriating article written by FOX news, off of a study from NewsBusters, the news outlet and others have come to the realization that all of us who want our soaps back on the air already know.  That is … that the network daytime dramas ratings are far better on a day-to-day basis than people tuning into network TV during the day to watch the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump.

Soap fans have been furious that in the afternoon network TV is pulling their soaps off their normal airtime across all coasts.  Daytime soap viewers feel that all of the 24-hour news cable outlets should be the the place to go to see the hearings during the day; as to not to preempt the drama on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.   

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Just for the record, the study via NewsBusters showed that on day one of the impeachment hearing the networks scored as such: CBS averaged 1.52 million, ABC  1.29 million viewers, and NBC averaged 1.26 million viewers.   Thursday’s were even worse with CBS averaging 1.4 million, ABC 1.2 million viewers and NBC had 1.1 million viewers.

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Now compare that to the weekly daytime soap ratings and total viewers which while it ebbs and slows is still way about this.  According to the study: “The Young & The Restless” has been averaging 3.7 million viewers during the 2019-2020 season and The Bold & The Beautiful averages 3.15 million viewers. ABC’s General Hospital averages 2.15 million viewers while NBC’s Days of Our Lives averages 1.95 million viewers.”

Share your thoughts on the pre=emptions of your favorite soaps, and how the impeachment hearings are, of course, not bringing in higher number in the day-part via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Releases Extended Promo “We Have To Lean Into Hope”

As the ABC daytime drama series, General Hospital, continues to be preempted by the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, and episodes are not being made available on any other platform at this time, two videos were posted in last 24 hours to the official General Hospital social media accounts.

To tide you over (while you are clamoring for all-new episodes of GH) the soap released an extended promo featuring the folks in Port Charles filled with lots of joy, hope, and love.  It’s main message, “We have to lean into hope” – as the series tells us to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.”

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Take a look at some of the reunions, hugs, and special moments featuring the Q’s, Corinthos, Cassadine and other clans in the promo below.

In addition, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) along with Jophielle Love (Violet) were featured in another video, where the key messaging to fans is that they are currently taping all-new episodes of GH, and that viewers should keep tuned ans posted to GH’s social channels for updates on when new episodes of GH will return.

As of late, GH has been on the upswing in the ratings, too.  So, it’s always frustrating for everyone when weeks of preemptions hit the daytime viewers  experience to enjoy the on-going stories of the soaps.

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‘Ambitions’ Canceled By OWN After One Season

After an excellent first season of drama and backstabbing, the soapy nighttime Ambitions has been canceled by OWN.

The cable outlet offered up this statement from OWN President, Tina Perry: “We’re thankful to Will Packer, Jamey Giddens and the entire cast and crew of Ambitions for their creativity and hard work on the show. Every week they delivered great drama, intrigue and a lot of fun storytelling.  We look forward to continue working with Will Packer and his talented team of collaborators in the future.”

The series which starred Robin Givens as Stephanie Lancaster Carlisle was hailed as a multigenerational family saga centered around classic soap character, Stephanie, who finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city of Atlanta and we learn she can play deceitful like nobody’s business … too!

Ambitions was produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury. Packer was executive producer. Arkadie was executive producer/showrunner. Writer Jamey Giddens and Will Packer Media’s Sheila Ducksworth also served as executive producers.

Givens took to Instagram and shared her disappointment on the cancellation. “mood 🙁 found out last week #Ambitions wouldn’t be returning for a second season ….”

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