There has been much discussion about the Emmys, since the awards ceremony took place at the weekend. One of the biggest talking points was the omission of the Alec Baldwin joke regarding the News Corp phone hacking scandal and Baldwin’s decision not to attend the event.
It has since been confirmed that this year’s Emmy Awards show lost a massive 1.1 million viewers in comparison to last year’s show. This makes it one of the lowest viewed telecasts on FOX in the past five years and while some were disappointed by the show, others were impressed.
Variety's Andrew Wallenstein was not put off by the 8 percent fall in viewers. He explained, "It may come as small comfort to Fox on a night when its shows failed to earn a single win, but the network knows how to throw a hell of an Emmy Awards." Let’s hope the figures pick up next year.