According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night’s broadcast raked in 13.2 million viewers, up from 2011’s 12.4 million eyes.
Kimmel, however, couldn’t quite go head-to-head with Sunday Night Football, which featured a Ravens-Patriots match-up and attracted 19.8 million viewers. After seeing some of Kimmel’s eye roll-worthy stunts — a fake In Memoriam tribute? Really? — we couldn’t blame the pigskin fans.
Listen up, Emmy: Want to compete with sports? You would find yourself with a win if you tap TV’s funniest ladies — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus — to host. After all, they collectively delivered the best moments of the night.