Why It’s Okay If You Missed the EMMYS

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Why It’s Okay If You Missed the EMMYS

By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor 

It’s OK if you didn’t watch the annual EMMY broadcast. Apparently, not many other people did, either. Despite many celebrity attendees, the broadcast didn’t wow audiences enough to foster anything but dismal ratings.

 Variety reported that the ratings were at an all-time low:

Sunday night’s host-less Emmys on Fox were likely hoping to emulate the Oscars ratings success in cutting out an emcee.

However, according to Nielsen figures, the 2019 Emmys have gone the way of seemingly all awards shows and plummeted to an all-time low.

Fox’s broadcast averaged a 1.6 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and was watched by a total of 6.9 million viewers, a historic low for the awards show in both metrics. That also represents a 33% rating decline on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and roughly the same on the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS. For comparison, the previous four ceremonies were watched by 10.2 million viewers, 11.4 million viewers (in both 2017 and 2016) and 11.9 million viewers. 6.9 million total viewers is roughly one third of the total pairs of eyeballs the Emmys drew as recently as 2013.

Could the dip in ratings be because of unfavorable and unfriendly content?

Shows like GAME OF THRONES, THE HANDMAIDENS TALE, BETTER CALL SAUL filled the nominee list. Netflix and HBO were among the leaders in content.

Just weeks before the broadcast, Movieguide® was honored with a sneak peak of show.

As award season for movies begins this fall, be on the lookout for great family and faith content that might score a nomination for the 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards that will take place at the beginning of 2020.

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