Emmys Fall to All-Time Ratings Low (Again)

By Brad Pareso 

The audience level for the 74th Emmy Awards hit a new low for the trophy show celebrating the TV industry. NBC’s telecast hosted by Saturday Night Live favorite Kenan Thompson scored 5.9 million viewers Monday, according to Nielsen data. (LA Times/Company Town)

This is the first time it has fallen below the 6 million mark. The previous low came in 2020, when 6.36 million people watched ABC’s telecast. (THR/Live Feed)

In context, that’s down 19 percent in sets of eyeballs from what the 73rd Emmys pulled in for CBS on a Sunday night last year. Also shown on Paramount+ and facing Sunday Night Football on NBC, the 2021 ceremony bucked the bookie’s prediction. (Deadline)


The 74th Emmy Awards had a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, the lowest-ever key demo stat for the Emmys. The previous record low was set by the 2020 show, which aired on ABC—and settled for a 1.3 rating. The following year, the Emmys rebounded to a 1.9. (Variety)