Emmys Night Is Finally Upon Us, but Who Will Watch?

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The nominations for the 75th annual Emmy Awards were announced on July 12, 2023. The next day, the Screen Actors Guild voted to go on strike, joining the Writers Guild of America in a work stoppage that shut down Hollywood for months. As a result of the strikes, the Emmys were postponed until January.

The ceremony will air on Monday — on the heels of the Golden Globes, in the midst of the N.F.L. playoffs and on the night of the Iowa caucuses. For a telecast whose viewership has been declining for years, the competition is daunting. Will the evening provide any excitement to draw in viewers? Our TV reporter, John Koblin, joins TV editor Jeremy Egner to discuss the competitions to watch on Emmy night, and whether this ceremony might be a turning point for both the Emmys and the era of “peak TV.”

On today’s episode

John Koblin is a media reporter for The New York Times, covering the television industry.

Jeremy Egner is the television editor for The New York Times.

Credit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Photos: HBO, via Associated Press, Matt Dinerstein/FX, via Associated Press; Andrew Cooper/Netflix

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