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Overnight Ratings: 2015 Emmy Awards Ceremony Trails 2014 Broadcast

Emmys [FOX]

While the industry will wait until adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers emerge before rendering an opinion, the overnight household ratings reveal a year-to-year loss for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast.

Metered market data confirms that Sunday’s ceremony, which spanned 8-11PM ET and received direct lead-in support from FOX’s post-football coverage (which discussed a marquee, major market game between the Eagles and Cowboys), drew a 8.7 overnight household rating.

Last year’s show, which aired on Monday, August 25, posted a 10.9 overnight household rating. It ultimately posted a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating with 15.6 million total viewers.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” won for Outstanding Drama and Comedy, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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