via press release:
CBS'S BROADCAST OF "THE 65TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS" DELIVERS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2005
Three-Hour Telecast Averages 17.63 Million Viewers
Broadcast Up +33% in Viewers and +26% in Adults 18-49 From Last Year
Highest-Rated Emmy Awards Broadcast in Key Demos Since 2006
CBS's broadcast of THE 65TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS delivered its largest audience since 2005 and its highest adults 18-49 rating since 2006, according to Nielsen time adjusted fast national ratings for Sunday, Sept. 22.
THE EMMY AWARDS (S) delivered 17.63m viewers, 5.8 in adults 25-54, 4.9 in adults 18-49 and 4.5 in adults 18-34. Compared to last year's ceremony, THE EMMY AWARDS were up +26% in adults 18-49 (from 3.9/10), +21% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/11), +50% in adults 18-34 (from 3.0/09) and added +4.37m viewers (from 13.26m, +33%).
THE EMMY AWARDS posted its best delivery in viewers since Sept. 18, 2005 (on CBS and when it did not air against football on NBC) and its best deliveries in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 since 2006 (when it aired in August on NBC).