Emmy Awards: Is the Television Academy Representing Audience Demand? | Charts

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Critics and audiences are finally agreeing on standout nominees with “Stranger Things” and “Ted Lasso” leading most in-demand shows

The Emmys (Getty Images)
The Emmys (Getty Images)

The 74th Emmy Awards will return to a fully live in-person ceremony following the restrictions brought on by COVID-19 in the last two years, and the most prestigious awards for American television decided for the first time not to share the list of nominations by network or platform, focusing only on the nods by titles.

The perennial question around awards season is how well are these accolades representing popular demand for content and what is the relevance of awards determined not by public opinion but by a select, narrow subset of voting members?

With that in mind, we were curious to understand which titles had the highest audience demand among the three major categories, a sign they were able to achieve not only critical but also popular approval.

Critics and audiences on this year’s nominees agree (Parrot)

In the United States, during the eligibility period from June 2021 to May 2022, the Best Drama category had the highest average demand per title.