President Donald Trump tweeted late Tuesday that he was “saddened” to learn that the ratings for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards telecast on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert, were not good.
Trump tweeted, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever.”
The president’s Tuesday night tweet was a little off: The show was on Sunday, not Monday, and the ratings didn’t quite hit bottom, though they were close.
The Nielsen company estimated that 11.4 million people watched, slightly more than last year’s lowest-ever audience of 11.3 million. But six markets in Florida have not reported, as Hurricane Irma is still holding up the process in areas that were severely impacted by the storm.
“The Emmys are a Hollywood bubble show,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. “Actors and directors get to pretend they are important because they are doing such insightful takes on life in America, when they have zero idea what life in America is for the other 330…