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Ratings: Emmys Drew Second Largest Audience in Eight Years

With time-zone adjusted fast National data now available, NBC is able to tout a successful Emmy Awards broadcast.

According to NBC, the show’s average viewership of 15.6 million viewers ranks as the “second biggest overall audience for an Emmys telecast in eight years.” Last year’s telecast, which drew a stronger audience of 17.8 million, benefited from airing in September with lead-in support from CBS’ NFL coverage.

The show’s 4.2 adults 18-49 rating ties that of the 2009 and 2011 telecasts as the second-highest mark since 2007. Within that window, only last year’s broadcast, which drew a 4.9, performed better in the coveted adults 18-49 demo.

“Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” repeated as Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series at this year’s awards ceremony.

Written by Brian Cantor

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