Hollywood Takes a Beating at Latest Awards Show

The Emmy Awards are a Hollywood event that recognizes excellence in television.

Though on the evening of Monday, September 12, the Emmys reached new low ratings. It turns out fewer and fewer people want to watch woke liberals pat each other on the back and give boring speeches.

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The ceremony was live and held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards announced the winners of the 25 main categories, including best drama and comedy series.

Categories involving technical awards such as sound editing and cinematography were also part of the event.

Why is Nobody Watching?

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards featured just 5.9 million viewers. This was a smaller audience than the COVID-19 party that crashed two years ago. It is also 1.5 million less than those who watched the 2021 Emmys ceremony.

The Emmy Awards are an annual award. This involves the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences choosing the series, miniseries, and television movies that have stood out in their categories.

This should include a lot of great stuff, right? So, why are so few people watching?

Usually aired on Sunday nights, the Emmys were also moved to Mondays to make way for the first Sunday Night Football game the night before on NBC. Such a time change didn’t help much.

Football drew more than 19 million, over 300% more than the Emmys.

Few Laughs, Few Viewers

Generally, the award is presented by a comedian; this time it was newcomer Kenan Thompson, a veteran of Saturday Night Live.

The previous Emmys ratings low, with 6.1 million people, came with a significantly undersized show, due to the pandemic in 2020.

Emmy ratings are in constant decline. Although football has had its effect, Emmy ratings have steadily declined since awards began to be dominated by cable programs and streaming services.

With so many TV shows being offered, there are fewer shows that attract large audiences than were routine in the days when open television dominated. Though it’s not only that.

The fact is that conservatives, independents, and patriots have gotten tired of a lot of the woke and leftist content that’s being produced on TV. That year, the event was broadcast virtually.

When the Emmy audience last surpassed 10 million in 2018, it gained 10.2 million viewers. The Emmys maintained 21.8 million viewers in 2000.

With so much supply, there are fewer productions that attract the large audiences of the past in the United States, when open-signal television dominated.

We’ll see what it’s going to be like next year. What’s your guess? Mine, no doubt, is that we will have a new record of an even lower audience.

The Bottom Line

The days of American TV are grinding to a halt. Unless TV can be turned around with some more high-quality shows, things like the Emmys are going to go extinct.

This article appeared in FreshOffThePress and has been published here with permission.

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