God, R13, of course they didn't. How stupid. No one danced on the casket. Lea just stood atop it and sang a FUNNY GIRL medley ("cuz Corey would have wanted me to") while Chris Colfer dry humped it and harmonized a third above her between sobbing fits.
What that Deadline article doesn't tell you is that the ratings were frontloaded. The first 30 minutes of the telecast had 19.28 million viewers, but by the last 30 minutes, they only pulled in 11.72 million viewers.
[quote]Chris Colfer will get his own tribute after his untimely death from lube poisoning.
That doesn't even make sense.
What the fuck is wrong with you, gramps?
I thought the tributes were tacky save the one for Jean Stapleton. It would have been better to show clips of their work.
...and some drug addict vs. Larry Hagman....hideous.
Its called self fulfilling prophecy, R8.
I thought Edie Falco's speech was the most touching moment of the whole evening.
Larry Hagman was into booze and drugs too. Just not the kind you can easily OD on.
The ratings for the Emmy's this year would have been a disaster if it didn't have a 20 million viewer lead-in from the NFL game. I don't remember the last time a broadcast had such a big lead-in. CBS pulled 60 Minutes from its usual timeslot to give the lead-in to the Emmy's.
The 30-minute drop-offs are the real story.
NPH was not nearly as entertaining as he has been on the Tonys.
And how come NO ONE is talking about HOW HUGELY FAT Nathan Fillion has become? And did you see him panting long after he was finished dancing? That was embarrassing - I was embarrassed for him.
R25, do a search for Nathan Fillion here. We've been talking about his weight for quite a while.
I did, R26. All the Fillion is fat threads are full up, and no one's started a new one - which is surprising, given how enormous he was on Sunday night.
Nathan looked a tad thinner to me on Sunday.
[quote]Huge audiences do not plan to watch ahead of time because they anticipate NPH is going to be charming.
Do you know anything about TV viewership? "Huge audiences" plan very little about their TV viewing, especially when it comes to a Sunday night awards show. Most channel surf and stumble upon whatever catches their eye, and others "jump" between two or more shows in the same timeslot to avoid commercial breaks. An awards show is exactly the sort of programming that attracts surfers and jumpers, and if the host is, indeed, charming, there's a good chance he'll catch some of the channel hoppers and get them to stick around longer.
Are you actually picturing people with dog-earred TV Guides planning their TV viewing in advance?
The ratings bump has at least as much to do with the host as it does with anything else.