The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC Monday night suffered a slight ratings decline from 2015, to an average 11.3 million viewers, but won praise for Jimmy Kimmel's hosting and for a multicultural roster of winners.
It also had some moments that made viewers take notice and maybe rewind a few times.
TiVo Research said today that the five most engaging moments -- based on an analysis of a 30,000-household sample of 350,000 households using the TiVo service -- during the Emmy telecast were these:
- No. 5 (9:26 p.m.): Sarah Paulson wins Best Actress in Limited Run Series for The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and says "I had one of those mouth wetting drops and now I can't feel my face.”
- No. 4 (9:37 p.m.): Kyle Chandler and Michelle Dockery give award for Outstanding TV Movie to Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.
- No. 3 (8:26 p.m.): Kate McKinnon wins Best Supporting Actress in a comedy series for NBC's Saturday Night Live. McKinnon stands and pulls her notes out of the top of her dress.
- No. 2 (10:26 p.m.): Taraji P. Henson presents Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Award to Ben Mendelsohn for Netflix's Bloodlines. As the actor is not present, Henson 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."
- No. 1 (10:40 p.m.): Rami Malek wins Best Actor Award in a Drama Series for USA's Mr. Robot. He says, using a line from his character in the show: "Please tell me you're seeing this too."
TiVo says gauges interest by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching content 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.