Variety; Deadline

The Emmys Were a Ratings Bust on Fox But a Ratings Blast on E!

Sep 23, 2019  •  Post A Comment

While the ratings on Sunday of the Primetime Emmys on Fox “plummeted to an all-time low,” according to Variety, The pre-Emmy and post-Emmy programming on E! “served up some top-notch ratings Sunday,” reports Deadline.

“Fox’s [Emmys] broadcast averaged a 1.6 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and was watched by a total of 6.9 million viewers, a historic low for the awards show in both metrics,” Variety reports, adding, “That also represents a 33% rating decline on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and roughly the same on the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS.”

On the other hand, Deadline says this about the Emmy-related shows on E!:“Hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy, viewership for the network’s annual ‘Live From the Red Carpet’ was up 14% from a year ago in the adults 18-49 demographic (201,000 viewers) and 27% among total viewers (587,000).”

Also up in the ratings compared to last year on E! was its “Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2019 Emmys Awards, ” and its post-Emmys “After Party: The Emmy Awards.” The latter “grew 46% among total viewers (217K),” Deadline reports.


  1. The Emmys are meaningless when garbage like the 8th season of Game of Thrones can win bEsT writing. What frauds. It’s a joke people can’t take seriously anymore.

  2. Fox had 6.9 million total viewers and was a bust. E had 587,000 total viewers and was considered a “blast”. If I had 6.9 million dollars I sure wouldn’t consider myself a bust. My math just doesn’t compute with theirs

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