2016 Emmy Awards – TiVo Top Moments Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

 In Audience Research

Last night’s Emmy® Awards ceremony on ABC was a huge success! With a new voting system in place, the Emmy Awards were spot on with which men and women won awards for their amazing talent and performances. A new record was made by Game of Thrones – the show has now received a total of 38 Emmy Awards, one more than the previous record breaker, Frasier – and long-time hopefuls such as Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black finally brought home a statuette. Sure, the current political climate was mentioned a few times during the ceremony; but despite that, Jimmy Kimmel did a great job as last night’s host, and most acceptance speeches were humorous and heartfelt. So what were the most watched moments of last night’s awards show?

Below is a collection of the TiVo® Top 5 Moments, based on what our subscribers felt were the most re-watchable moments in last night’s awards program — all moments merited a second or third look because of their humor. Enjoy!


Top Five TiVo Moments: Emmy Awards

Top MomentTimeDescription
110:40pRami Malek receives the ‘Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series’ Award for Mr. Robot.  In accepting the award, Malek says, “Please tell me you’re seeing this too.”
210:26pTaraji P Henson presents the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama’ Award to Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodlines. Since he is not present she says: “Ben couldn’t make it; I’m going to accept it on his behalf. I’ll have it at home when you get back, Ben. Thanks.”
38:26pKate McKinnon receives the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ Award as a regular recurring cast member on SNL. McKinnon stands and pulls her notes out of the top of her dress.
49:37pKyle Chandler and Michelle Dockery give out the award for ‘Outstanding TV Movie’ to Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.
59:26pSara Paulson receives the “Outstanding Actress in a Limited Run Series’ Award for People vs. OJ Simpson. In her acceptance speech, Paulson says: “I had one of those mouth-wetting drops, and now I can’t feel my face.”

Source: TiVo Research


Methodology: TiVo’s Emmy® Award analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the Emmy®-award winning TiVo® service. TiVo gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in “play” speed. The most engaging moments are determined by looking for program content with the biggest bump in viewership relative to the surrounding 15 minutes of programming, offering a true reflection of change in viewership.

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