Ratings: Emmys Drop 16 Percent in Demo, Draw Smallest Audience Ever

Emmys Ratings 2015

Fox’s broadcast of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night delivered an 8.7/14 household rating/share in metered markets, down 20 percent from last year’s ceremony, which aired on a Monday on NBC.

Compared to the Emmys’ most recent Sunday showcase (CBS, 2013), Fox’s Andy Samberg-hosted telecast — which aired opposite NBC Sunday Night Football‘s second-best Week 2 match-up ever (16.3/27 overnight) — was down 28 percent.

UPDATE: Per finals, the Emmys drew 11.9 million total viewers and a 3.6 demo rating, down 24 and 16 percent from last year’s numbers and just landing beneath the kudoscast’s smallest audience ever (12.2 mil, in the 2008 ceremony hosted by the reality-TV peeps). Sunday Night Football did 23 mil and a 9.5, per fast nationals.

TVLine readers gave Samberg an average grade of “B-” as host.

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