[Ed. – I think this is more than any one thing. But I also think that the trend of TV (of all kinds) toward simply shocking or preaching is a major put-off. People are realizing it’s OK to decide they don’t need to be bombarded by either.]
The final numbers from Nielsen are in and the Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted show pulled in 10.172 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. – a new all-time low for TV’s biggest night
While not as bad as the falls that the Oscars and Grammys have seen in recent years, that’s still down 4% in the demo and 11% in sets of eyeballs from the previous low of last year’s Stephen Colbert hosted and Sean Spicer cameoing Emmys, held on a Sunday. Falling to painful numbers, the Lorne Michaels executive produced 70th Primetime Emmys are also face planted 34% in viewers from the Don Mischer EP’d 66th Primetime Emmys.