Washington — President Donald Trump
has weighed in on the Emmys, which were heavy on humor and swipes at his expense.
“I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘Deplorables,'” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, two days after Sunday’s Primetime
Emmy Awards telecast. The President is in New York, staying at Trump Tower, during the United Nations General Assembly.
I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "Deplorables."
— Donald J. Trump
(@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
The Emmys, broadcast by CBS, were about on par with last year’s ceremony in terms of total viewers. Sunday’s awards ceremony averaged 11.4 million viewers, compared to 2016’s 11.3 million, its lowest ever. The telecast also averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49, dropping below last year’s