Ratings: Emmy Awards Up Slightly from Last Year

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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  1. Sivat says:

    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).

  2. carol says:

    The great Hugh Laurie did not win again this year. This is getting to be embarrassing…for the Emmy voters.

    • Lauren says:

      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.

    • Jess says:

      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!!!

    • sarah says:

      His show is pretty embarrassing so maybe the voters just had a hard time watching the submission videos.

      • J says:

        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”

  3. Andy says:

    Happy Endings better show Modern Family how its really done next year.

  4. Kaz says:

    Modern Fam was way funnier last year.

  5. lia29 says:

    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.

  6. Who Cares says:

    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.

  7. olivia says:

    Uh, everyone is entitled to an opinion. i happen to love tvd, supernatural, breaking bad and mad men. who cares what other people think?

    • ultimate troll says:

      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?