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6.9 million… That’s how many people tuned in Sunday night to watch the 71 annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and it was an all-new ratings low for the program.

Why the drop in viewership? Are Americans fed up with the pompous arrogance of Hollywood? Are people sick of outspoken celebrities who use their platform to call conservatives “racists,” “homophobes,” and “Islamaphobes”? Are folks tired of the society that created Harvey Weinstein lecturing them about how to take care of the planet? Yes!

According to Deadline: 

The hostless ceremony pulled in the smallest audience for any Emmys ever. That’s smack is a 32{fdbcabf771828492f9ea8159017cf64899a634f8417cacba890e13c34db45301} fall in sets of overall eyeballs from the Monday airing of the show on NBC last year, and a 39{fdbcabf771828492f9ea8159017cf64899a634f8417cacba890e13c34db45301} drop from the show’s previous Sunday airing on CBS in 2017. In addition, the decline this year from the last time Fox had the Emmys in 2015 is a hard-to-swallow 42{fdbcabf771828492f9ea8159017cf64899a634f8417cacba890e13c34db45301}.

Naturally, the Hollywood community has blamed too many television options and channels for the decline. Sure. That’s probably the reason.

WIBC host Tony Katz offers his perspective in the clip below.