Tv’s largest evening ended up with its smallest viewers ever.
The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards averaged 10.2 million viewers for NBC. That quantity is down 11% from final yr, which makes Monday’s present the least-watched Emmys on document.
The Emmys aren’t alone in relation to declining viewership. The Oscars and Grammys’ numbers have additionally suffered in recent times.
The awards broadcast clocked in at three hours and went up in opposition to ESPN’s “Monday Evening Soccer.”
Highlights embody “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” win in the very best comedy class, “Recreation of Thrones” reclaiming the very best drama award and director Glenn Weiss’ on-stage marriage proposal whereas accepting the Emmy for his work on the Oscars.
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The general broadcast was on the receiving finish of some bruising critique.
“With Michael Che and Colin Jost unable to set an amusing tone, the Emmys turned a bloated ‘Saturday Evening Reside’ episode,” wrote Daniel Fienberg, TV critic for the Hollywood Reporter.
CNN’s Brian Lowry agreed with this evaluation.
“There was merely an excessive amount of ‘SNL,’ previous and current, as if producer Lorne Michaels — overseeing the telecast for host community NBC — might scarcely be bothered to succeed in past his consolation zone,” Lowry wrote in his Emmy assessment.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 18, 2018: 11:59 AM ET