Nope. Not even going Code Blue could save the Emmy telecast, which weighed in with only 13.1 million viewers. The only time fewer folks tuned in was the 1990 telecast on Fox.
Compare that to the dazzle of the Oscars, which lured 40.2 million viewers to the telecast. Heck, even the Country Music Awards brought in 16 million people.
GIDGET GETS BLEEPED
We have two words for you: Ryan Seacrest.
There’s nothing special or flashy about Ryan, and he brought the same amateur hour spirit to the Emmys normally reserved for “American Idol.”
RYAN MAKES EVERYONE UNCOMFORTABLE
And James Spader over James Gandolfini for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series? Emmy deserved the hit.
BAD PRESENTERS. BAD, BAD…and then there was James…