Emmy Awards Show draws records low TV audience

The Emmys TV audience was some 4 million fewer than the 2014 event, and the smallest in the award show's history.

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Preliminary Nielsen ratings data on Monday showed that just 11.9 million Americans watched Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast which was broadcast live on Fox television in competition with NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

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Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson at 2015 Emmy Awards play

Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson at 2015 Emmy Awards

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The Emmys TV audience was some 4 million fewer than the 2014 event, and the smallest in the award show's history.

The top-rated Emmys in recent years was the 2013 show, where comedies "Modern Family" and drama "Breaking Bad" won the top awards and which drew 17.76 million viewers overall.

Sunday's ceremony brought surprise best series wins for both "Game of Thrones" - one of the most popular dramas on U.S. television - and HBO's satirical White House show "Veep."

Viola Davis wins big at 2015 Emmy's play

Viola Davis wins big at 2015 Emmy's

(globalnews)

It also highlighted when actress, Viola Davis, star of "How To Get Away With Murder," became the first black woman in the 67-year history of the Emmys to take home the statuette for lead actress in a drama series.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses backstage as she holds the awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series play

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses backstage as she holds the awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

(reuters)

 

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The National Football League game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks on "Sunday Night Football" drew 23 million viewers.

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