Last night's 69th annual Emmy Awards was the lowest-watched in Emmy history among the coveted 18-49 age demo group. Donald Glover, left, and Lena Waithe won their first ever Emmys for directing a comedy series.

But despite an evening of firsts for openly gay people of color, the big Emmy news on the morning after the telecast was the low TV ratings. Only 8.2 million viewers (out of 300 million) tuned in to watch.

It probably didn't help that the nominees and presenters spent all evening bashing President Donald Trump.

AWards shows have become a platform for Hollywood's spoiled elites to throw tantrums over their candidate losing the presidential election.

56 stations in Florida did not report Emmy numbers due to Hurricane Irma. Otherwise, the 2017 Emmy Awards would be the lowest watched in Emmy Awards history overall.

via Fox News -- It turns out American viewers may not have been as into Trump bashing as Hollywood would like them to be, as the 8.2 overnight rating among metered market households is down 2.4 percent from the 2016 edition, which would make it the lowest rated Emmy telecast ever.

The reason it’s hasn't been officially labeled the lowest-rated Emmys yet is because six of the 56 markets are in Florida have not reported, as Hurricane Irma is still holding up the process in areas that were severely impacted by the storm.

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  • Ms.Vanilla

    Idol worship is real...

  • xenaD

    what are all these shows?! I'm so stuck in my ways lol. I need to give new things a try! I read the list of winners and I recognized, maybe, two shows (blackish being one and I forgot the other)

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the ratings may get progressively lower just because these awards shows no longer interest most viewers *shrug*

    i don't think anyone consciously decided to skip it because they anticipated too many Trump jokes, Lol!

  • Cali

    People are over the political ish, we are regular folks living in this world, no one need for lectures or constant reminders of how $hitty the world is from your palace

  • xenaD

    Plus, is Veep funny? I love Elaine from Seinfeld.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Literally kissing a piece of melted metal.

  • MsPam

    This write up is ?. People just want to see who wins and what people are wearing. Leave the politics alone. I'm confess like Usher, I thought Lena was a man! ?

  • KA

    Does anyone watch awards shows any more? Aren't the ratings getting progressively worse for all of them? I know I haven't watched one in years on years.

  • klwbaby

    They have low ratings because award shows are boring as hell.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Cicely Tyson looks great!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    These shows and these entertainers are walking contradictions. They're covered in jewels, wearing expensive dresses and living the high life yet we're supposed to believe they support everyday working people. These are the same celebrities who rubbed elbows with President Trump and stayed on his properties for free before he became the President. Now ....they hate him. Yeah. Right.

  • NicoleZee

    I figured it would be a snooze fest as usual so I passed. Most of those shows I don't watch anyway. I do watch This Is Us and Blackish, for now. I watch the music awards shows, but the Emmy's and Oscar's are usually boring as hell, most of the best shows and movies don't even get nominated!!!

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Standing ovations in order for Donald Glover he is 1 of the most intelligent, creative, talented and humbled person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Well deserved!! ????????

  • NicoleZee

    Plus, the hosts are always corny as hell. Why not get Billy Crystal or Eddie Murphy to host??? Now those two I can sit through because they are actually funny and entertaining, everyone else puts me to sleep.

  • Cleopatra_5150

    Ritual show...

  • Owww76

    Hilarious! Check it out on HBO!

  • xenaD

    And don't get me started on new adventures of old Christine! Loved that show

  • Karen Brady

    It's HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    love this show too!

  • Dahl

    Woo, Cicely got herself a jazzy young man ?

  • ? King Kari ?????????

    Soon they won't be on tv, so that will work great. Hollyweird has made their fate. If you read around the web, movies, award garbage, tv shows etc are dropping in ratings. It's hollyweird karma.

  • Benjamin

    That was before everyone knew how much of an ass he really was,..myself included.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I am tired of rich azz people thinking they speak for us. On both sides.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    No. It's not about Trump or any of that other mess. It's that...get ready...

  • Dowoop

    I didnt even know this was on. With that being said, cable is expensive so i cancelled it and got an Android box. Best $100 i ever spent.

  • MRiGOThim

    I can honestly say Laverne Cox looked gorgeous & Donald Glover was very dapper :P

  • kekeb

    Lena cute. Congrats to them, BUT the ratings were probably so low because the game was on. DUH