About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


Emmys ratings: Sean Spicer was so very wrong

Posted on

Given his track record, many probably figured Sean Spicer’s Emmy ratings prediction was going to be proven wrong.

But maybe not this wrong.

Despite the former White House Press Secretary’s gag declaring that Sunday’s telecast would mark “the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards actually tied to deliver the show’s smallest audience ever.

The official time-zone-adjusted Emmy ratings show the awards event falling to 11.38 million viewers. That ties last year’s previous all-time lowest-rated Emmys hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Among the adults 18-49 demo, preliminary numbers suggest the ceremony dropped to an all-time low (though those haven’t yet been confirmed). The show was crushed by NFL football coverage, which had around 18.4 million viewers and a 6.4 rating. 

RELATED: The 10 Best Moments During the Emmys Telecast

It’s almost as if host Stephen Colbert masterminded a joke about the show’s ratings … at his own expense … with a punchline that didn’t fully pay off until the next day — which is some 3D comedy chess if true.

The politics-heavy show was notable for honoring Hulu’s The Handmaids Tale as the first streaming show to win series best category. Check out EW’s review and the full winners list.