The small display didn’t carry the large numbers.
After a several-month delay because of the Hollywood strikes, the Emmy Awards on Fox drew the lowest-ever viewers for the ceremony.
Initially scheduled to air in September, the seventy fifth Emmy Awards went up in opposition to NFL playoffs on ABC and ESPN Monday night time, and averaged solely 4.3 million viewers, in accordance with quick nationwide scores from Nielsen.
This marked the primary time the ceremony competed in opposition to the NFL, and the printed noticed a 27% drop from final 12 months’s earlier document low of 5.92 million, which aired on NBC.
Fox does anticipate a bump in viewership Wednesday when remaining numbers are available in, nevertheless it’s robust to think about second-day numbers attain final week’s Golden Globes, which noticed a 50% year-over-year achieve on CBS, averaging 9.4 million viewers.
Whereas numbers for the soccer recreation between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers usually are not but out there, first-round playoff video games have been averaging greater than 25 million viewers, together with 23 million for the Peacock unique Wild Card recreation Saturday night time, the primary time a playoff recreation aired solely on a streaming service.
The Emmys additionally went up in opposition to protection for the Iowa caucuses, which averaged 4.67 million viewers in primetime throughout Fox Information, MSNBC and CNN.
The ceremony, hosted by Anthony Anderson, acquired usually optimistic evaluations and included forged reunions from long-running collection like Gray’s Anatomy and Cheers—and a plethora of awards for FX’s The Bear, which this publication nonetheless maintains isn’t a comedy.
The Emmys return in September to ABC, and maybe can then buck the continued scores decline.