“TV’s largest night time” of 2022 was its smallest in historical past.
The 74th annual Emmy Awards Monday, hosted by Kenan Thompson, attracted simply 5.9 million viewers to NBC — a 25% lower in viewership from last year’s awards on CBS, according to preliminary Nielsen information.
Additionally, this year’s Emmys had a 1.0 ranking amongst adults aged 18 to 49 — the bottom rating they’ve ever obtained amongst core audiences.
In constrast, the Emmys saw a 16% spike in viewership in 2021, in comparison with 2020’s 6.37 million viewers.
Since the arrival of streaming apps, the range of tv provided in the present day has posed a problem for the Emmy producers, now unable to discover a extra cohesive viewers. The last time it cracked double-digit hundreds of thousands was in 2018, drawing 10.2 million followers.
The present reached its highest viewership degree in 2000 with a whopping 21.8 million viewers.
HBO’s “The White Lotus” solid and crew gained all 5 of the classes for which they had been nominated, however the community’s different standout, “Succession,” and “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+, every gained the night time’s high classes for Outstanding Drama and Comedy collection, respectively.
Thompson kicked off the show alongside backup dancers, grooving to remixes of fashionable TV present theme songs, together with these of “Friends,” “Law & Order” and “Game of Thrones.”
The “SNL” comedian later deemed history-making Emmy winner Zendaya “too old” to date Leonardo DiCaprio and slammed “Succession” for its lack of range later throughout his conventional monologue.
His “Good Burger” co-star Kel Mitchell briefly appeared for a bit on the ceremony’s bar, alongside Jason Sudeikis and Kumail Nanjiani — to the delight of, albeit few, nostalgic millennial viewers.
See the entire winners listing from the 2022 Emmy Awards here.
With Post wires.