Jimmy Kimmel and actress Jennifer Aniston introduced the award for excellent lead actress in a comedy sequence collectively on the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Regardless of stacked odds, the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards went off with no hitch Sunday night time.
Nonetheless, the present, produced by ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, wasn’t capable of overcome the entire obstacles put in its path by the continued coronavirus pandemic.
In early estimates from Nielsen Monday, it seems the occasion noticed the bottom viewership of any Emmy ceremony within the Tv Academy’s historical past, drawing solely 5.1 million whole viewers. That is a 14% drop in viewership in contrast with final yr’s hostless occasion.
Kimmel and producers at ABC knew they have been taking a danger with this yr’s Emmys. The occasion was hosted stay from an empty Staples Middle in Los Angeles, with nearly all of nominees ready of their dwelling rooms to listen to if that they had received.
The present itself was quite seamless contemplating all of the hurdles the broadcast had to jump due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The manufacturing staff ended up transport 130 digital camera and lighting kits to nominees the world over since social distancing tips wouldn’t allow any mass gatherings. To not point out, there are ongoing journey restrictions.
“Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy class’s seven main awards Sunday, a primary for the Hollywood occasion, whereas HBO dominated within the restricted sequence and drama classes, scooping up 11 awards in the course of the telecast.
There was no purple carpet, no stay viewers and the ceremony’s lead-in present was an episode of “Movie star Household Feud” that includes Fall Out Boy and Weezer. This yr the Emmys additionally competed in opposition to “Sunday Evening Soccer” and the NBA Playoffs.
The sport between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on NBC tallied 12.2 million viewers, dwarfing the Emmy numbers. The season premiere of “60 Minutes” on CBS drew in 7.5 million viewers. Each counts are preliminary.
Disclosure: NBCUniversal and CNBC are each owned by Comcast.