Emmy Awards broadcast turned in record-low ratings
The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards apparently weren’t must-see TV.
The annual award show recognizing excellence on television had record-low viewership Monday, drawing 5.9 million overall, according to Variety.
The previous low mark occurred in 2020 when 6.37 million viewers turned in. Viewership rose to 7.9 million for the 2021 Emmys, but dropped by 25% this year.
The 2022 show was the 74th edition of the Emmys, with Kenan Thompson hosting from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It recorded a 1.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, which was also an all-time low.
It’s the first year since 2018 that the Emmys took place on a Monday rather than a Sunday. The broadcast aired on NBC, a night after the network had “Sunday Night Football” between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Notable winners at Monday’s Emmys included “Ted Lasso,” which was named outstanding comedy series, and “Succession,” which took home the trophy for outstanding drama series.
“White Lotus” led all shows with 10 wins, including in the outstanding limited or anthology series category. Daily News