Basically, No One Watched The Emmy Awards

Emmy Broadcast Hit Record Low With 25% Drop In Viewership from Last Year

“TV’s biggest night” of 2022 was its smallest in history.

The 74th annual Emmy Awards Monday, hosted by Kenan Thompson, attracted just 5.9 million viewers to NBC — a 25% decrease in viewership from last year’s awards on CBS, according to preliminary Nielsen data.

Additionally, this year’s Emmys had a 1.0 rating among adults aged 18 to 49 — the lowest score they’ve ever received among core audiences.

In contrast, the Emmys saw a 16% spike in viewership in 2021, compared to the 2020s with 6.37 million viewers.

Since streaming apps have come along, the diversity of television offered today has posed a challenge for the Emmy producers, now unable to find more of an audience. 

The last time it cracked double-digit millions was in 2018, drawing 10.2 million fans.

The show reached its highest viewership level in 2000 with a whopping 21.8 million viewers.