This year’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards seemingly got sacked by strong football competition.
The 2018 SAG Awards, simulcast on TNT and TBS and hosted for a first time ever (by Kristen Bell), amassed 2.71 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating on Sunday night, TVByTheNumbers reports. That marks a drop of 31 and 33 percent from last year, when the ceremony aired opposite the NFL’s Pro Bowl and not a well-watched (if lopsided) NFC Championship game.
(Fox’s Vikings/Eagles coverage posted 21.3 million viewers and a 7.2 demo rating in finals, down sharply from last year’s comparable AFC Championship match-up on CBS.)
That said, the SAG Awards were up a tick from 2016, back when they aired on a Saturday and last time there did 2.6 mil and a 0.7.