Hollywood actors, stars and other professionals used the award show for the Emmys to bash President Donald Trump, and the ratings show Americans did not approve.
According to Deadspin, the Nielsen ratings for the show dropped by a whopping 11 percent from a previous low in 2017.
In 2017, the awards show garnered 11.7 million viewers, and a 2.5 rating in the key demographic of adults 18-49.
Monday’s Emmy Awards garnered a measly 10.72 million viewers, and a 2.4 rating in the demo.
The Emmys haven’t crossed over 12 million viewers since 2014.
While the word “Trump” was not uttered once during the show, actors and others mocked and criticized the president before and after the show, and made thinly-veiled references to him and his policies.
In the opening monologue, “Saturday Night Live” comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che made a mocking reference to “The Apprentice,” the reality show that once starred Trump.
“The Obamas now even have their own production deal at Netflix,” Jost said to the audience.
“My dream is that the only thing they produce is their own version of ‘The Apprentice,’ and it gets way higher ratings,” he joked.
In a foul-mouthed interview after the show, Emmy winner John Oliver exclaimed angrily when asked if he thought the president not being mentioned meant that Hollywood was moving on.
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“No, it f***ing doesn’t!” he yelled.