“Emmys 2016: Ratings Hit a New Low”
Perhaps it’s because awards shows are overly long and not very entertaining. That said, I thought the Emmy awards were pretty good last night. That brings us to:
“Still others say that given the abundance of TV shows these days, many people are unfamiliar with the awards winners at the Emmys. Rami Malek won best actor for his role in “Mr. Robot,” but that series has little more than a million viewers. Likewise, Tatiana Maslany won best actress in a drama for “Orphan Black,” and though it is a critical hit, the show is not broadly popular. Only 695,000 people watched that show’s season finale this year, according to Nielsen.”
That’s why I liked them! They actually gave the awards to some cutting edge, quality shows! If crap like Modern Family keeps winning, you know they’re just playing a marketing game. Let the masses enjoy their CSI: Whatever, but let’s not pretend they’re pushing any boundaries or doing anything novel. Let’s give awards to shows that do something new and reward that behavior.