Deadline editor Pete Hammond interviewed popular TV host Jimmy Kimmel on their website called Deadline. During the interview, they talked about the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy show upcoming on this Sunday on ABC.
In the interview, Jimmy shared his thoughts on being the new host of such an event during a time that has never been seen before. Jimmy also talked about what fans should expect from the show.
Emmy’s are marked as the biggest night of the year. But this year has been quite challenging and fiction like. Therefore, Jimmy Kimmel thinks it will be the lowest-rated Emmy’s of all time. He assumes that people will think he is crazy because of this assumption, but he insists on it.
Here’s what he said:
“I know everyone will get crazy when I say this, but this will probably be the lowest-rated Emmys of all time.”
“I would bet almost anything on it. Of course, it will.”
Jimmy’s determination on this matter surprises the editor too. The editor underlines the facts that last years Emmys had the lowest ratings. He thinks it cannot be worse than that. Quite the contrary, he thinks Emmys could be the best thing to watch since the coronavirus pandemic process began.
He thinks that it can add color to the boredom of the award nights since there will be many cameras in the houses of the celebrities, no red carpets, no crowds. It will be a very different award night than the usual. Despite these positive thoughts of the editor, Kimmel’s thoughts are not very positive.
Here’s what he said:
“It doesn’t mean there aren’t still going to be a lot of people watching. I mean, television is the lowest rated it has been. You look at some of the ratings you see in prime time now, I mean, people would be jumping out of buildings if you got ratings like this 10 years ago.
I just think there is so much competition. There are so many other things to watch. There’s so much great stuff on TV. I don’t think it has anything to do with anything other than that, and I mean, really, if you think about it, these shows were our only choice, and you know, somebody decided to stop doing it, but out of courtesy, they used to not have football games on opposite the Emmys, you know, as just industry courtesy, and that stopped, what, like, 5 or 6 years ago?
To me, it’s never about the ratings, because if that’s what you’re focused on, you’re screwed. For me, it’s just try to make it as good a show as possible from beginning to end. Try to keep the audience with you, and you know, if all that works, it’s great, and if it doesn’t, what are you going to do? Fewer people are watching network television. It’s as simple as that.”
You can reach the whole interview here.