Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

TV Ratings: Daytime Emmys 2020 Show Received A Solid 3.1 Million Viewers On Friday Night

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: A general view of atmosphere of the Emmy Award at the 68th Emmy Awards Press Preview Day at Microsoft Theater on September 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

CBS’ broadcast of the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating. That total audience is up, sharply and expectedly, from the 900,000 who tuned in five years ago for the Daytime Emmys on Pop, the last time the awards were broadcast on the telly and not just live-streamed.

 CBS’ The Young and the Restless led the soaps  with eight total wins, including for Outstanding Drama, followed by sister sudser The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital with four wins apiece. Going by network, CBS topped Friday night’s ceremony with 15 total wins.

Friday’s presentation was hosted by the ladies of The Talk. Additional categories, including many from the digital drama arena, are being held for additional virtual ceremonies taking place on July 19 and 26.

Elsewhere, Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown (2.2 mil/0.5) and The CW’s Masters of Illusion (795K/0.1) were both steady, with the former landing in a three-way tie for the night’s best demo rating…. ABC’s 20/20 (3.5 mil/0.5) delivered Friday’s largest total audience.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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