That was also smaller than the pandemic-hit event in 2020, which was watched by 6.1 million people, the Nielsen company said.
New York – Emmy Awards Monday night’s viewership hit a new low, with an estimated 5.9 million fewer than two years ago when the event was disrupted by COVID-19.
Nielsen Company said A ceremony honoring the best work in television, While “Ted Lasso” won best comedy and “Succession” won best drama, it was down from 7.4 million viewers in 2021.
Normally shown on Sunday nights, the Emmys were moved to Monday to make way for NBC’s first “Sunday Night Football” game the night before. It couldn’t escape football, however, as it battled a tough “Monday Night Football” game.
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The Emmys were hosted by Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live.”
The previous low point for the Emmys, with 6.1 million people, came in 2020 with a much smaller show due to the pandemic.
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While football has had an impact, Emmys ratings have continued to slide since the awards began to be dominated by shows on cable and streaming services. With so many television programs being offered, there are very few that attract the large audiences that were the norm in the days when television dominated.
The last time the Emmys surpassed 10 million viewers was in 2018, when it reached 10.2 million viewers. The Emmys had 21.8 million viewers in 2000, a level it will probably never reach again.
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