Emmys Log All-Time Low 11.3 Million Viewers
Early ratings are in for the 2016 Emmys, and the verdict could be better.
Per Nielsen Media, the primetime block of ABC’s telecast averaged an all-time low 11.3 million viewers and a 8.4 overnight rating among households. That’s down 5 percent from the low set in 2015.
Improvement was desperately needed. The TV Academy and ABC were no doubt hoping there was nowhere to go but up after the 2015 telecast bottomed out as the all-time lowest-rated and least-watched. The initial 8.7 overnight rating ultimately translated to 11.9 million viewers, below the previous all-time low set all the way back in 1990. – READ MORE