The Emmys hit a brand new historic low viewers after drag queens and a literal ‘hell goblin’ stole the present Monday night time.
A measly 4.3 million viewers watched the Emmy Award present hosted by Fox, in accordance with Nielsen knowledge.
Whereas different award ceremonies have managed to bounce again (no less than barely) from their pandemic lows, the seventy fifth Emmy Awards hit one other miserable milestone. Solely 4.3M viewers watched Monday night time’s ceremony on Fox, in accordance with early Nielsen knowledge.
That’s a major lower from final 12 months’s earlier all-time low, when lower than 6M individuals tuned in for the present on NBC. The awards present was additionally down greater than 37% from the final time the Emmys aired on Fox in 2019, when the viewers sank to a then-historic low of 6.9M.
The entire above had been a lot decrease than the final Monday night time ceremony in 2018, when NBC raked in 10.17M viewers.
Maybe Individuals aren’t considering being lectured by drag queens and literal demons.
RuPaul Charles defended drag queen story hour throughout his Emmy speech.
“Hear, if a drag queen needs to learn you a narrative at a library, hearken to her,” RuPaul stated from the stage as he accepted the award.
“Data is energy,” he stated, “and if somebody tries to limit your entry to energy, they’re attempting to scare you.”
RuPaul added, “So hearken to a drag queen!”
“If a drag queen needs to learn you a narrative at a library, hearken to her as a result of information is energy, and if somebody tries to limit your entry to energy, they’re attempting to scare you. So hearken to a drag queen!”
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) January 16, 2024
Then a literal ‘hell goblin’ joined the drag queens on stage.
RuPaul telling individuals to not be afraid of drag queens whereas Princess Poppy takes the Emmys stage as a literal hell goblin I’m SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/hR2VehRcOE
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) January 16, 2024