Emmys Viewership Up 16 Percent From Last Year

More than seven million people watched the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, a 16 percent increase from last year, according to Nielsen’s initial data.

The show was up to 7.4 million viewers, a significant rebound from the record low 6.3 million people who watched last year’s Emmys.

This year’s Emmys, hosted by Cedric The Entertainer and aired on CBS, was scaled back and held inside a tent in Los Angeles instead of at the city’s Microsoft Theater, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein each won their first Emmy at the awards. Those three star in Ted Lasso, which led the field with 20 nominations, a record for a show after one season. The Apple TV+ show,
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