Jimmy Kimmel and actress Jennifer Aniston offered 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 out a hitch Sunday night time.

Nonetheless, the present, produced by ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, wasn’t in a position to overcome all the obstacles put in its path by the continuing 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 complete viewers. That is a 14% drop in viewership in contrast with final 12 months’s hostless occasion.

Kimmel and producers at ABC knew they have been taking a danger with this 12 months’s Emmys. The occasion was hosted reside from an empty Staples Heart in Los Angeles, with the vast majority of nominees ready of their residing rooms to listen to if that they had received.

The present itself was somewhat seamless contemplating all of the hurdles the broadcast had to jump due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The manufacturing workforce 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 crimson carpet, no reside viewers and the ceremony’s lead-in present was an episode of “Celeb Household Feud” that includes Fall Out Boy and Weezer. This 12 months the Emmys additionally competed towards “Sunday Night time 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.

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