The Emmys just hit an all-time ratings low

Jimmy Kimmel EmmysGettyEmmys 2016 host Jimmy Kimmel.

Sunday’s Emmy Awards ratings weren’t as impressive as the critics’ reviews for a night that saw some fun surprises, touching acceptance speeches, and a record-breaking win for “Game of Thrones.”

According to Nielsen, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Emmys attracted 11.3 million live and same-day viewers. Last year’s awards, which were hosted by Andy Samberg on Fox, was watched by 11.9 million viewers. That’s a 5% drop from last year.

This year’s awards faced stiff competition from football on NBC and CBS’s investigative special, “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey.”

This article has been updated with information provided after its initial publishing.


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