6.1 million people watched the Emmys in 2020, compared to 6.9 million a year ago
The Nielsen Company estimates that Sunday night’s show was watched by 7.4 million people. The comedy “Ted Lasso” and the streaming service Netflix were the big winners.
That’s out of 6.1 million people who have a . saw Last year the ceremony was sharply cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, a show celebrating television programming was watched by 6.9 million people.
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CBS estimates that viewership should increase slightly when viewership outside Nielsen’s homes are included. Those numbers were not immediately available on Monday.
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Awards shows of all kinds have struggled in ratings over the years, falling prey to television’s tendency toward streaming and letting viewers decide what they want to watch and when.
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The streaming services celebrated at the Emmys, where Netflix set a record for the most individual awards in a year, helped primarily by “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit.” The comedy “Ted Lasso” is on the Apple TV+ service.