CBS' Broadcast of 'The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards' Delivers Largest Audience Since 2005

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September 23rd, 2013

Host Neil Patrick Harris (C) performs a dance number with Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

via press release:

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).

  • Chris Parker

    Michael Douglas’ comment to Matt Damon was priceless. (top/bottom)

  • jr YOU WING

    Larry Hagman deserved to be honored. Dallas on TNT in 2014.

  • vincero

    people are DYING for some real live entertainment.

    the host has built a rep providing it and people tuned in to have some enjoyment.

    i hope the white shirts are understanding that.
    but i doubt it.

  • Judy912

    Exception broadcast last night and the midway song & dance number with Nathan Fillion was the highlight of a perfect evening!!

  • zee

    omg viewers must have been so disappointed, the show was a total bore!

  • TV Viewer

    The Emmys have problems attracting viewers.

    One) They do not have nominated music, (similar to the Grammys or the Oscars), as there are no nominations for best TV theme song, and the lack of built-in live musicial numbers can hurt the audience for the show.

    Two) They have the potential to give the same awards to many of the same people and shows year after year, (especially if it’s a great, top of the ratings program). Many people expecting to see repeat winners might not watch the show.

    Three) It’s opposite NFL football on another channel. A lot of people want to watch football instead.

    I think Sunday’s program was a very good show, with some mistakes (the special tributes to a five people generated more complaints about who was included and excluded than praises), and about the best a person can expect from an Emmys telecast.

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