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President Trump Lashes Out at Emmys Over Ratings

2 hours ago

Late Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump tweeted his sadness at "how bad the ratings were" for Sunday's Emmy Awards.

He described the ratings for CBS' telecast of the awards as "the worst ever," but audience figures show that wasn't exactly true. The ratings, although nothing spectacular, didn't dip to record levels, and were in fact slightly up. 

The final audience tally for this year's Emmys, hosted by longtime Trump critic Stephen Colbert, avoided the all-time low 11.3 million viewers that tuned in last year, with the show averaging 11.4 million viewers for the night. 

Trump added that his supporters, the "deplorables," »

- Abid Rahman

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Twitter to Stream Weekly 'Empire' Pre-Show

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Fox is turning to Twitter, a place where people go to talk about television, to drum up interest in its fall television slate. 

The broadcaster has unveiled a broad deal with Twitter that will see it create a new Empire pre-show as well as stream episodes of comedies Ghosted and The Mick on the social networking platform. 

"With so much competition out there, it's more important than ever to create innovative ways to promote our shows and connect directly to our viewers," said Fox Television Group Cmo Shannon Ryan. "From introducing new fans to Ghosted, to creating a catch-up opportunity »

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