This years Emmy Awards had a very poor showing averaging only 13.1 million viewers, making it the least popular of all the televised awards ceremonies.
The “Primetime Emmy Awards” on Fox drew the kudocast’s second smallest audience on record Sunday night, averaging 13.1 million viewers, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
This year’s audience comes in well below the 16.2 million that NBC garnered for its late-August telecast a year ago and the 18.7 million that watched on CBS two years ago. That puts television’s biggest night behind the most recent audience for other kudocasts like the Academy Awards on ABC (40.2 million), the Grammy Awards on CBS (20.1 million), the Golden Globe Awards on NBC (20.0 million) and the Country Music Assn. Awards on ABC (16.0 million).