After What Happened At Emmys Hollywood In Bigger Trouble Then They Think

The 75th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, faced a notable setback in viewership, hitting a record-low this year. Despite achieving a high for Fox as the network’s most-watched Monday unscripted telecast in over eight-and-a-half years, the awards show experienced a decline in ratings.

With 4.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among Adults 18-49, the event marked a new low according to Nielsen data. The awards departed from their typical fall schedule due to last year’s historic strikes and, for the first time ever, aired against an NFL playoff game, which likely contributed to the diminished viewership. Final numbers from Fox are yet to be shared.

In comparison to the 2022 show hosted by Keenan Thompson on NBC, which drew 5.9 million total viewers, this year’s Emmy Awards demonstrated a 25% drop in viewership.

The 2022 show also recorded a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, marking the lowest-ever key demo stat for the Emmys at that time. The decline in viewership appears to be a trend over the past few years.

The Monday night Emmy Awards telecast featured TV reunions, embracing nostalgic hits of the last century. Casts from “Martin,” “Cheers,” the original “Grey’s Anatomy,” and moments with “All in the Family” graced the stage.

The event made history as the most diverse Emmy Awards, showcasing a significant number of people of color accepting awards across drama, comedy, limited, reality, and variety series categories. Niecy Nash, “Beef’s” Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, and Ayo Edibiri were among those recognized.

HBO emerged as a dominant force with 31 awards across all its programs, while “Succession” claimed six wins. Netflix followed closely with 22 total wins, and “Beef” stood out in the limited series category with eight wins.

“The Bear” also had a successful night, securing six awards, bringing its total to 10 when combined with the four wins from the Creative Arts Emmys.