Tell us about your experiences with Marketplace. Enter To Win

Celebrity studded Emmys air tonight! The big money question is: Who cares?

Andy Uhler Sep 17, 2018
HTML EMBED:
COPY
A statue of the Emmy Award seen upon entry on display at the 2017 Emmy Awards Governors Ball press preview on September 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, ahead of the 69th annual Emmy Awards. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Celebrity studded Emmys air tonight! The big money question is: Who cares?

Andy Uhler Sep 17, 2018
A statue of the Emmy Award seen upon entry on display at the 2017 Emmy Awards Governors Ball press preview on September 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, ahead of the 69th annual Emmy Awards. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The Emmys air tonight on NBC. Celebrities aplenty, lots of red carpet and the gowns but fewer and fewer people have been tuning in to see who takes home the awards for best in television. The Emmys has been the least watched of the awards shows over the past few years. Now there’s pressure to change that. Struggling to recover ratings, the television academy signed a contract keeping the cost of broadcast rights from climbing unless there are steady ratings gains.

 

Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.