Three-hour telecast averages 17.63 million viewers
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 special delivered 17.63 million 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 Emmys were up 26 percent in adults 18-49 (from 3.9/10), 21 percent in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/11), 50 percent in adults 18-34 (from 3.0/09) and added 4.37 million viewers (from 13.26, up 33 percent).
The Emmys 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).
CBS Research estimates approximately 40 million viewers watched all or part of The Emmys.