The Nielsen firm mentioned that was smaller than even the pandemic-disrupted ceremony in 2020, which was seen by 6.1 million individuals.
NEW YORK — The Emmy Awards hit a brand new low in viewership on Monday night time, with its estimated viewers of 5.9 million individuals even smaller than the COVID-19-disrupted ceremony two years in the past.
The Nielsen firm mentioned the ceremony honoring tv’s finest work, the place “Ted Lasso” was named finest comedy and “Succession” finest drama, was down from the 7.4 million individuals who watched in 2021.
Normally proven on a Sunday night time, the Emmys had been shifted to Monday to make method for NBC’s first “Sunday Evening Soccer” recreation the night time earlier than. It could not escape soccer, nonetheless, because it competed towards a good “Monday Evening Soccer” recreation.
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The Emmys had been hosted by Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Evening Reside.”
The earlier low level for the Emmys, with 6.1 million individuals, got here with a drastically downsized present due to the pandemic in 2020.
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Whereas soccer had its affect, Emmys scores have been on a gentle slide because the awards started to be dominated by reveals on cable and streaming companies. With so many extra tv applications being provided, there are fewer that draw the massive audiences that had been routine within the days when broadcast tv dominated.
The final time the Emmys exceeded 10 million viewers was 2018, when it reached an viewers of 10.2 million. The Emmys had 21.8 million viewers in 2000, a degree it’s going to in all probability by no means attain once more.
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