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Ratings: Emmy Awards Up Slightly from Last Year

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Fox’s broadcast of this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night delivered a 4.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, up a tenth of a point from both 2010 and 2009.

(ABC’s presentation in 2008 famously flirted with a nadir for the ceremony, as a band of reality TV hosts serving as emcees played to barely 12 million viewers while mustering a 3.8 rating.)

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Fox also reports that its 3.7 rating in the 18-34 demo is a four-year best for the show, since the network last hosted the Emmys in 2007.

Based on the fast nationals, the Emmycast averaged 10.8 million total viewers, though that number is also due to be adjusted up, closer to if not matching the 13.5 mil who tuned in last year.

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Sacking all comers of course was NBC’s Sunday Night Football game, which averaged 21.5 million viewers while scoring a 9.2 rating.



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Comments (26)

  • I didn’t watch the Emmys this year. None of my favourite shows were nominated (Cougar Town, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, The Walking Dead, etc).

    Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SPN,TVD??? uhhh for what exactly???

      Comment by Kim – September 19, 2011 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Best Use of Extreme Overacting

        Comment by xav – September 19, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Word. Lack of subtlety. Jensen Ackles would win that hands down.

          Comment by pria – September 19, 2011 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Wow, Pria, I hate to say it but you’re a moron. Jensen always gives extremely subtle, nuanced performances as Dean. There are several instances over the past few seasons where not only should he have been nominated but should have won the damn Emmy!!

            Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 03:13 PM PDT  
      • Because they are the most well-written, compelling shows on television with great characters and the paranormal.

        Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL Please go watch the truly great shows and educate yourself (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Parks and Rec…)

          Comment by julia – September 19, 2011 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Amen to that good lady !!

            Comment by Manuel – September 19, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  
          • You think those are good shows? You need to get your head checked, Jules!

            Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 03:11 PM PDT  
          • Manuel has poor taste in television.

            Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 03:13 PM PDT  
        • Not really Sivat, all the episodes of Supernatural are like the SAME,the writing is okay though. Are you serious?

          Comment by Cameron – September 19, 2011 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I’m very serious and think you’re pretty silly for thinking all Supernatural episodes are the same. No. That simply isn’t true. Get your facts straight.

            Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  
  • The great Hugh Laurie did not win again this year. This is getting to be embarrassing…for the Emmy voters.

    Comment by carol – September 19, 2011 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hugh Laurie should have won for earlier seasons, but I am happy Kyle Chandler won this year. I agree Hugh Laurie needs at least one Emmy for playing House.

      Comment by Lauren – September 19, 2011 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Last season of House wasn’t great. But Hugh should be recognized for this character. He really is an amazing actor (I’m a big fan of Jeeves and Wooster and am currently working through his comedy sketches). I hope he’ll get another chance next year!!!

      Comment by Jess – September 19, 2011 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • His show is pretty embarrassing so maybe the voters just had a hard time watching the submission videos.

      Comment by sarah – September 19, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • embarrassing in what way exactly? One of the most compelling and critically acclaimed series of the decade, please don’t ridicule yourself by calling it “embarrassing”

        Comment by J – June 15, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Endings better show Modern Family how its really done next year.

    Comment by Andy – September 19, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Fam was way funnier last year.

    Comment by Kaz – September 19, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family wins everything because it’s about rich people and the emmy voters are huge snobs. The show isn’t all that when you watch.

    Comment by lia29 – September 19, 2011 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, no one watched that crap because it is constantly a joke. Mad Men again. GMAFB. That show is terrible, and so is Breaking bad. Surprising that d-bag didn’t win his like 37th emmy for that crappy show.

    Comment by Who Cares – September 19, 2011 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mmm… ^ Not sure if trolling or just plain retarded.

      Comment by Manuel – September 19, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Manuel, just because you like garbage doesn’t mean everyone else does. Take care!!

        Comment by Sivat – September 19, 2011 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You should get a life for real.

          Comment by Kierra – September 19, 2011 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uh, everyone is entitled to an opinion. i happen to love tvd, supernatural, breaking bad and mad men. who cares what other people think?

    Comment by olivia – September 19, 2011 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So that’s a rhetorical question then? wait, i don’t know if i care about the answer…why is no one complimenting Eddie Murphy for the great makeup he wore last night?

      Comment by ultimate troll – September 19, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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