Emmy Awards

Total Irrelevance: Trump-Hating Emmys Hit All-Time Ratings Low

Adjustments might take a little of the sting out of the news that Sunday night’s Emmy telecast was a ratings catastrophe, but any adjustment will only make the nightmare a little less nightmarish. Instead of being the lowest-rated Emmys in its 69-year history, Sunday night’s telecast might be able to squeak into the second-lowest ever.

Host Stephen Colbert dances onstage during the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert Rides Trump-Hate Train Back to Emmy Consideration

One year after being snubbed by the Television Academy, Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has received six Emmy Award nominations –and the CBS host’s full-bore negative coverage of President Donald Trump, along with a steady stream of politically-charged monologues lambasting Republican lawmakers, may have played a significant role in the turnaround.

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