Cast and crew of "Game of Thrones" accept the Outstanding Drama Series award at the 71st Emmy Awards. AFP
Emmy Award viewership plunged to 6.9 million people, a drop of 32% from last year.
The Nielsen Company says it's the first time ever that viewership for television's biggest awards show has slipped below 10 million viewers.
The show, telecast Sunday night on Fox, had no host and competed with a popular NFL game on NBC.
The ratings illustrate a growing disconnect between the TV-viewing public and television academy voters. While a popular series like HBO's "Game of Thrones" won best drama, the less-seen Amazon series "Fleabag" earned best comedy.
Last year's Emmys, with 10.2 million viewers, had been the previous least-watched edition of the Emmys.
With a lack of releases amid the coronavirus pandemic, there are plans to postpone the Academy Awards ceremony next year by four months, for the first time in 93 years.
"Nomadland," a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America from Searchlight Pictures, also took the best director prize for Chinese-born Chloe Zhao.
Stunt performers have been campaigning for their own Academy Award for years, arguing their input equals that of the sound mixers, makeup artists and visual effects gurus already honoured.
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