The viewers stage for the 74th Emmy Awards hit a brand new low for the trophy present celebrating the TV trade.
NBC’s telecast hosted by “Saturday Night time Reside” favourite Kenan Thompson scored 5.9 million viewers Monday, in line with Nielsen knowledge.
The determine is down 20% from final yr’s telecast on CBS (7.4 million viewers), which was up barely over 2020, when the earlier low of 6.37 million viewers was set on ABC.
Final yr’s telecast was helped by a lead-in from Sunday NFL protection on CBS. The Emmys air on Monday when NBC’s flip within the 4 community rotation comes up attributable to its “Sunday Night time Soccer” commitments.
The Emmy Awards airs on a broadcast community, however a lot of the evening rewarded exhibits offered on HBO and streaming companies Apple TV+ and Hulu.
Though streamers are on the inventive vanguard of tv, they’ve splintered the viewers, making an occasion such because the Emmys harder to attain broad attraction.
“For many viewers tuning in they’re fortunate to acknowledge 1 / 4 of the people who find themselves nominated,” mentioned one veteran community govt who declined to talk on the document.
HBO was the massive winner on the evening with 11 awards offered on the printed. The one a number of winner on the printed aspect was ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” which gained for supporting actress in a comedy (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and writing (Quinta Brunson). HBO’s “Succession” gained within the drama class and the Apple TV+ collection “Ted Lasso” earned honors in comedy.
The Emmys will not be alone amongst award exhibits seeing their audiences decline. Practically ever main trophy ceremony has hit all-time lows lately, together with the Oscars.
The 2022 Oscars ceremony noticed a bounce-back earlier within the yr, partially attributable to Will Smith’s on-stage slap of presenter Chris Rock. The Grammys drew about 9.6 million viewers earlier this yr, in the identical vary of its low level in 2020.