This year’s “Emmy awards” had a lot of things to celebrate. For three consecutive years, the biggest television award-giving body boasted its diversity. Shows from different stations, cable networks, and other streaming services all fought equally to see who nabbed a golden statue. The night was very successful in this regard as people of color, ethnicity and religion won an award. The evening was truly a celebration of talent and diversity in the United States today.

However, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem too happy about this event. In his recent tweet, the President slams the Emmys for getting the lowest ratings last Sunday.

Did the “Emmy Awards 2017” really have a bad viewership that night? Here’s what really happened.

Real numbers

After the United Nations General Assembly, it seems like the President had some time on his hands to check out one of the biggest nights in television. On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump released a tweet about the recent “Emmy Awards.”

According to the tweet, President Trump is sad over the “Emmys’” “bad ratings” last Sunday. He said that CBS’ telecast of the "2017 Emmys" was the worst ever.

However, the actual numbers that night said otherwise. Although the number of viewership didn’t make an all-time high, it was reported to be better than the previous years. The ratings of the Emmys hosted by the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert averaged 11.4 million viewers, which is slightly higher than last year’s 11.3 million.

These numbers show that although it wasn’t widely viewed, it wasn’t the worst night for the awards.

Political Emmys

This year’s “Emmy Awards” were quite political for many conservative politicians and audiences. With Colbert hosting, and the winners and nominees showing their opinions; it made a lot of people feel react. One of these people recorded to show their displeasure of the event is White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.

On Monday, the White House Councilor pointed out in Fox News how the Awards have been too political. She commented how the awards might have suffered and how people reacted to the event through the ratings.

Another person who has shared his feelings about this event is former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. According to O’Reilly’s podcast, the audiences at the “2017 Emmy Awards” shouldn’t be too arrogant.

He said that the actors and actresses present have no right to act superior because they don’t know anything. Sure, they’re talented; but it gives them no right to act smug when it comes to politics.

The "2017 Emmy Awards" was successfully held last Sunday and was hosted by the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.