The Emmys Sees Record Low TV Viewers, But That's Not Unexpected

The Emmys Sees Record Low TV Viewers, But That's Not Unexpected

Sunday’s all-virtual Emmy awards were not a hit for the TV audience, the final viewer count has confirmed. The 2020 awards attracted a total of 6.1 million viewers on ABC, down from 6.9 million when it aired on Fox last year, as reported by The Wrap.This year’s numbers are part of a continuing downward trend, however–this year saw a decline of 29% on last year’s numbers, while last year also saw a 32% drop from the previous year. The show still attracted relatively big numbers for ABC, representing the channel’s largest audience on a Sunday since an episode of American Idol on April 5.While the TV numbers were less than encouraging, this year’s Emmys were a hit on social media, seeing a total of 11.9 million social interactions for an increase of 108% from last year. The show’s isolation-based gags may have helped with that, including a team of tuxedo hazmat-suited people who were charged with hand delivering trophies to the winners–and apparently gloating at the losers.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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