Jimmy Kimmel responds to low Emmys ratings: We set a record, let's just say that

Updated: 23 September, 2020 09:01 IST | ANI | Washington D.C

The 2020 Emmys, which aired on ABC, pulled in 6.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating for the 18-49 age demographic, per time-adjusted Nielsen numbers.

ABC shows shows host Jimmy Kimmel in front of a wall of nominees watching remotely at the Staples Center during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. Photo by - AFP PHOTO / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC
ABC shows shows host Jimmy Kimmel in front of a wall of nominees watching remotely at the Staples Center during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. Photo by - AFP PHOTO / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC

American TV host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the all-time-low ratings for the 72nd annual Emmys ceremony, which he hosted, at the top of his ABC show on Monday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel joked during his monologue on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in his first episode back from a summer-long vacation said, "Well, I hosted the virtual Emmys last night. They're saying it was the highest-rated Emmys ever. Oh, the lowest? Oh, all right. Well, we set a record, let's just say that."

The 2020 Emmys, which aired on ABC, pulled in 6.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating for the 18-49 age demographic, per time-adjusted Nielsen numbers. It's the second consecutive year the show has had record-low ratings: Fox's 2019 show ultimately drew 7 million viewers and a 1.7 rating for 18-49s.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, instead of receiving a low rating, Kimmel called the show 'a lot of fun' and poked fun at some of the winners' video backgrounds.

He said, referring to the 'Succession' actor, who won in the drama category, "For instance, we learned the winner for best actor, Jeremy Strong, has been haunting a Sears portrait studio."

Of 'Ozark's' Julia Garner, who won for supporting actress in a drama series, he said she "almost forget to thank her husband even though he was six inches away from her in a red silk bathrobe."

Zendaya, who accepted her best actress in a drama series prize for 'Euphoria' with a number of people behind her, prompted Kimmel to comment, "We learned that the only person social-distancing in Zendaya's house was Zendaya herself."

The Hollywood Reported reporter Kimmel, who has previously hosted the Emmys as well as the Oscars, said the "weirdest" part about 2020's half-live, half-virtual ceremony was that "when it was over there are usually parties and everyone is carrying their Emmys around, everybody's happy, everybody's celebrating. This year, the show ended and it was like 'Well, I guess I'll go into my car and drive home.' It was nothing."

The 72nd annual Emmys aired on ABC at 5 pm PT on Sunday, September 20, and filmed both from Los Angeles' Staples Center and remotely.

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First Published: 23 September, 2020 08:48 IST

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