(ConservativeUnit.com)- Sunday’s broadcast of the Emmys reached an all-time low, even with millions of people still encouraged to stay indoors as a result of the Chinese coronavirus. The digital-only awards event, which was hosted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, failed to win people over with its overtly left-wing political message.
Even a reunion of the “Friends” cast, which saw Kimmel talking to Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Jennifer Aniston, couldn’t save the event. Only 6.1 million people tuned in to watch the Hollywood woke cringe-fest, down from a similarly pathetic 6.9 million people last year.
For a bit of context, we’re talking about an awards show that was watched by some 21.8 million viewers 20 years ago. Since then, viewership has gradually declined, with 13.5 million people tuning in in 2010. You’d think that with lockdown in place and people encouraged to entertain themselves at home rather than heading out to bars, theaters, and restaurants, that people might want to tune in and see what Hollywood had to offer.
Forbes even noted that the hugely political nature of the show had an impact on its viewership. The outlet cited a 2017 study performed by the National Research Group which asked 800 people whether they appreciated political speeches at the Oscars, another televised awards show. It found that 68% of Trump supporters didn’t like political speeches, with some 66% of people turning off the TV (or switching channel) when an actor or actress gave a political speech.
This time around, the Emmys were overtly pro-Black Lives Matter. Kimmel appeared in a sketch with Anthony Anderson, in which he was berated into saying Black Lives Matter as loud as he could.
How embarrassing is that? Kimmel obediently said whatever Anderson told him to do.
And it’s not the first time that the Emmys have been overtly anti-Trump, either. Back in 2017, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton – who all starred in the movie “9 to 5,” presented an award and made sly digs at the president.
“In the movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Fonda said.
“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot,” Tomlin added.
Jeez. A joke about Trump. So original!
Did you tune into the Emmys this year? No? Me neither.