Ratings: Emmys Viewership Reaches All-Time Low

Published: Monday 23rd Sep 2019 by Rashad

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aired live Sunday night (September 22) from its new network home, FOX, and while the move was trumpeted by the academy, ratings suggest viewers couldn’t have cared less.

Much like this year’s Oscars, the Emmys opted to go host-free and relied solely on a star-studded list of presenters to keep the show moving and deliver the punchlines.  Unknown to the ceremony at the time, their ratings would see them become the punchline.

Ringing in their lowest numbers to date, this year’s figure goes down in history as the first time in history viewership dipped below 7 million.


“Watched by 6.9 million viewers from 8 PM to just after 11 PM ET, the hostless ceremony pulled in the smallest audience for any Emmys ever. That’s smack is a 32% fall in sets of overall eyeballs from the Monday airing of the show on NBC last year, and a 39% drop from the show’s previous Sunday airing on CBS in 2017. In addition, the decline this year from the last time Fox had the Emmys in 2015 is a hard-to-swallow 42%.”

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  1. June Nelson September 23, 2019

    After awarding the BS mocumentary for a hit job, it should lose more, they have lost all credibility. #Emmysisafraud

  2. Drinkmybussyjuice September 23, 2019

    Award shows all across the board are down. In the age of steaming we dont sit and watch anymore. Hell, i have not watched an award show in years nd never have watch the emmys or oscars. If i want to see a performance i can wait till its over and catch it online without having to sit through the mess.

  3. Ropeburn September 23, 2019

    They should just stop doing live broadcasts of these prestige awards shows. It’s important to award outstanding work but the average person isn’t interested in watching it. Make these shows pay-per-view events only.

  4. Meme September 23, 2019

    Stop making these ratings post please. No one has cable, no one watches awards shows except us OG’s. These new kids aren’t award shows like we were.

    • AnonymousTruth September 24, 2019

      I was due to say the same thing . Nobody cares . All the awards shows have low ratings , so this is not news . Ya’ll gon make a post every year Stating the obvious decline in award show ratings as if its a shock . Bruh .

  5. Jamon_84 September 23, 2019

    So many of my friends have gotten rid of cable. Nexflix and fire sticks have taken over. Just like hardly anyone buys albums, they stream. Today’s technology. I haven’t sat and watched an awards show since 2008 BET awards. I can watch the performances I want to see online. I looked at the Emmy winners online.

  6. Danny Bey September 24, 2019

    See when you do clownery…

    Michael and Bey somewhere laughing.

    • gina September 24, 2019

      who is bey? and why would he or she be laughing?

      • Danny Bey September 24, 2019


  7. Jaquan September 24, 2019

    Not even trying to faking the public that emmys is so black that could save this sinking ship ??‍♂️

  8. SMH September 24, 2019

    Award shows are becoming obsolete. People know that awards now are given based on industry politics and money, not talent.

  9. Keisha September 24, 2019

    Kind of like cnn ratings. Flat to the bottom

    • Justme September 24, 2019

      Donald is this you

  10. Justme September 24, 2019

    See if beyonce would’ve came she could save the show. I mean come on. The Emmys only pull in ratings from movie stars crossing over to TV. And then musicians are the icing. Learn from the Oscar’s and Golden globes

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