Timing does play a role in success and this year’s Emmy Awards would agree. Despite rolling the carpet with the big stars of Hollywood, the award show ratings went flat on the viewership.
The season was not for Emmys and taking reigns on new grounds does take a little time. Last year’s historic strikes resulted in many events getting canceled or postponed. The Emmy Awards were on the list. Leaving the traditional airing season of September and coming back with it in January caused the slump.
Emmy Awards Record Low Ratings Due To Last Year’s Strikes
Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the 75th annual Emmy Awards had a record-low viewership of 4.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among Adults 18-49. Despite being Fox’s most-watched Monday unscripted telecast in almost eight and a half years. This was a new low for the renowned awards event.
Last year’s historic strikes played a role in these surprising stats. Because of the strike, the award show had to make changes to its regular fall schedule, resulting in the first-ever Emmy Awards airing during an NFL playoff game. This scheduling adjustment most certainly contributed to the ratings dip. When compared to the last Emmys which took place in 2022 hosted by Keenan Thompson, there was a 25% drop in viewership which was 5.9 million total viewers in the fall of 2022.
Noteworthy Moments And Wins From Emmys 2024
While the Emmy Awards faced viewership issues, the show itself was filled with unforgettable moments. The night was full of nostalgia, with TV reunions from classic shows including ‘Martin’ ‘Cheers,’ and the original ensemble of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
The actual standout was the historic diversity at the Award show, with a substantial number of persons of color accepting honors in a variety of categories. Niecy Nash, ‘Beef‘ stars Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, and Ayo Edibiri. Despite the poor ratings, HBO had a successful year, winning 31 awards for its shows, with ‘Succession’ leading the way with six wins.
Netflix followed closely with 22 total victories, especially spurred by the success of ‘Beef’ in the limited series category, which claimed eight wins. Furthermore, ‘The Bear’ emerged victorious, winning six prizes during the ceremony. It also added to the four wins from the Creative Arts Emmys, bringing the show’s total to an incredible ten accolades.
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