Primetime awards reveal scores drop to all-time low

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Primetime awards show ratings drop to all-time low

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Jimmy Kimmel and starlet Jennifer Aniston provided the award for exceptional lead starlet in a funny series together at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Despite stacked chances, the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards went off without a drawback Sunday night.

Still, the program, produced by ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, wasn’t able to get rid of all of the challenges put in its course by the continuous coronavirus pandemic.

In early price quotes from Nielsen Monday, it appears the occasion saw the most affordable viewership of any Emmy event in the Television Academy’s history, drawing just 5.1 million overall audiences. That’s a 14% drop in viewership compared to in 2015’s hostless occasion.

Kimmel and manufacturers at ABC understood they were taking a threat with this year’s Emmys. The occasion was hosted live from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles, with most of candidates waiting in their living-room to hear if they had actually won.

The reveal itself was rather smooth thinking about all of the difficulties the broadcast needed to leap due to the continuous coronavirus pandemic. The production group wound up shipping 130 cam and lighting sets to candidates throughout the world given that social distancing standards would not allow any mass events. Not to point out, there are continuous travel limitations.

Daniel and Eugene Levy at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards.

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“Schitt’s Creek” swept the funny classification’s 7 significant awards Sunday, a very first for the Hollywood occasion, while HBO controlled in the minimal series and drama classifications, scooping up 11 awards throughout the telecast.

There was no red carpet, no live audience and the event’s lead-in program was an episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” including Fall Out Boy and Weezer. This year the Emmys likewise contended versus “Sunday Night Football” and the NBA Playoffs.

The video game in between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on NBC tallied 12.2 million audiences, overshadowing the Emmy numbers. The season best of “60 Minutes” on CBS attracted 7.5 million audiences. Both counts are initial. 

Disclosure: NBCUniversal and CNBC are both owned by Comcast.

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