After ceasing a seven-year audience slide in 2021, this Monday’s telecast of TV’s biggest night drew just 5.9 million total viewers to NBC, down 24 percent from last time around to mark an all-time low.
In the demo, Monday night’s show pulled a 1.1 rating, down sharply from last year’s 1.8. TVLine readers gave the telecast an average grade of “C,” while Kenan Thompson earned as “D” as host.
The Emmys’ previous all-time audience low, of 6.4 million, was set in 2020 by the first pandemic-era, virtual ceremony on ABC. Last year’s Emmycast, on CBS, improved 16 percent on that nadir.