The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Were The Least Watched In TV History! Despite All THESE Great Moments…

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Must have had a bad reception…

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were a chance for Hollywood to celebrate the best that television has to offer — except the rest of the country’s invitations apparently got lost in the mail.

That’s because despite churning out some must-see moments, Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t quite able to attract many viewers to tune in on Sunday.

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In fact, ABC‘s 2016 broadcast was actually the least watched Emmys… EVER!!!

According to Nielsen, only 11.3 million viewers watched Veep and Game of Thrones win big at El Lay’s Microsoft Theater over the weekend — down from 2015’s 11.87 million.

Anything over 10 million is still impressive in today’s cable-cutting world, but considering 1990’s ceremony managed to pull in 12.3 million viewers… that should give you an idea of the current state of television.

We just don’t get how anyone would voluntarily want to skip iconic moments, such as…

Tatiana Maslany finally getting recognized for her work on Orphan Black:

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The most diverse pool of nominees in Emmy history:

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Rami Malek‘s a-dork-able acceptance speech for his work on Mr. Robot:

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Writers proving they actually know how to make an introduction both funny and topical:

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But let’s be honest… the Internet is killing viewership for all of TV — even specials like awards shows — so don’t freak out over primetime numbers just yet.

With that said, do U think the Emmys are really dead??

[Image via ABC.]

Sep 19, 2016 5:33pm PST

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