NBC’s Emmy Awards Sink to Record-Low 10.2 Million Viewers

And that’s rounding up

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Final ratings are in for Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC special’s 2.4 rating and 10.172 million total viewers officially makes last night the lowest-rated and least-watched Emmys of all-time.

But hey, a couple got engaged.

Last year’s show drew 11.38 million total viewers to CBS, which means the decline from 2017 to 2018 was 10.6 percent. The Stephen Colbert-hosted version received a 2.5 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

Both of those prior-year stats were all-time lows at the time, though the overall audience count technically marked a tie with 2016. They’ve both since been eclipsed (in the wrong direction) now.

For those who prefer to focus only on the 56 biggest media markets in the United States, read the earlier-available overnight ratings for the 70th annual Emmy Awards here.

Find last night’s fast national TV ratings for the other broadcast channels here.