NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Awards hit a brand new low in viewership on Monday evening, with its estimated viewers of 5.9 million individuals even smaller than the COVID-19-disrupted ceremony two years in the past.

Often proven on a Sunday evening, the Emmys had been shifted to Monday to make means for NBC’s first “Sunday Night time Soccer” recreation the evening earlier than. It couldn’t escape soccer, nevertheless, because it competed in opposition to a decent “Monday Night time Soccer” recreation.

The earlier low level for the Emmys, with 6.1 million individuals, got here with a drastically downsized present due to the pandemic in 2020.

Whereas soccer had its impression, Emmys rankings have been on a gradual slide for the reason that awards started to be dominated by exhibits on cable and streaming companies. With so many extra tv applications being supplied, there are fewer that draw the large audiences that had been routine within the days when broadcast tv dominated.

The final time the Emmys exceeded 10 million viewers was 2018, when it reached an viewers of 10.2 million. The Emmys had 21.8 million viewers in 2000, a degree it should most likely by no means attain once more.

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