Emmys audience slumps to all-time low

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US television figures for the annual star-studded Emmy awards ceremony fell roughly 24 per cent to 5.9 million people compared to 2021, marking an all-time low according to the industry trade publication Variety.

NBC combined viewership from its Peacock streaming service and its network TV broadcast to calculate total views.

Viewership for all award shows has fallen in recent years.

The Emmys' most recent high was in 2013, when some 17.7 million people tuned in to watch the glittering ceremony.

The Emmys, the highest awards in television, were handed out on a Monday this year instead of the typical Sunday to avoid clashing with the National Football League schedule on NBC.

The show featured several repeat winners as voters honoured Succession as best drama and Ted Lasso as best comedy.

Sarah Snook missed out on the individual best supporting actress award for Succession, with that recognition instead going to Ozark's Julia Garner.

Toni Collette, nominated for best actress for The Staircase, also left the event empty-handed, but Australia's Murray Bartlett picked up a best supporting actor award for The White Lotus.