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 television’s best work, the place “Ted Lasso” was named greatest comedy and “Succession” greatest drama, was down from the 7.4 million individuals who watched in 2021.
Normally proven on a Sunday night time, the Emmys have been shifted to Monday to make method for NBC’s first “Sunday Evening Soccer” recreation the night time earlier than. It couldn’t escape soccer, nevertheless, because it competed towards a decent “Monday Evening Soccer” recreation.
The Emmys have been hosted by Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Evening Stay.”
The earlier low level for the Emmys, with 6.1 million individuals, got here with a drastically downsized present due to the pandemic in 2000.
Whereas soccer had its affect, Emmys scores have been on a gradual slide because the awards started to be dominated by exhibits on cable and streaming providers. With so many extra tv packages being provided, there are fewer that draw the large audiences that have 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 stage it can most likely by no means attain once more.
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