Did you watch the Emmy Awards show this week? No? You’re not alone. Millions of people didn’t watch the show.
In fact, ratings for the show reached a new historic low.
Why do they even bother broadcasting this anymore?
Emmy Awards Viewership Dives To All-Time Low; Down Double Digits From 2021 & Last NBC Broadcast
Now that all the trophies have been put on their respective shelves, it’s no slight to say Monday night’s 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ended up being a tricky mix of the arcane, retro and optimistic, among other things. Offscreen, NBC’s Kenan Thompson-hosted broadcast of television’s big night had to contend with the awkward reality of a matchup with Monday Night Football’s season debut on ABC and ESPN.
There was a white-knuckle 17-16 win for the Seattle Seahawks over former teammate Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos in the Emerald City. Here in the City of Angels, there was a bit less drama and more déjà vu with HBO’s Succession, Euphoria’s Zendaya, and AppleTV+’s Ted Lasso scoring big Emmy wins for the second year in a row. HBO’s The White Lotus, Netflix’s Squid Game and ABC’s Abbott Elementary also took home some golden hardware…
Running a touch over three hours, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards drew 5.92 million viewers and a 1.09/8 rating last night on NBC. Unsurprisingly, that is an all-time low for TV’s big night, which also streamed on Peacock
In context, that’s down 19% in sets of eyeballs from what the 73rd Emmys pulled in for CBS on a Sunday night last year.
Naturally, the show took jabs at Trump while leaving Biden alone.
Joe Who? Celebrities Mentioned Biden Zero Times During Emmy Awards, But Still Took Jabs at Trump https://t.co/QIn4LI5Kx5
— MRCTV (@mrctv) September 15, 2022
And they probably wonder why no one is watching anymore.