Emmy telecast down in overall ratings but up in key demos

Just as the reviews were mixed for Sunday’s Emmys telecast so too were the ratings. The Fox kudocast was watched by 12.4 million people, an 8% drop from last year’s audience of 13.5 million who tuned in to see Jimmy Fallon as emcee on NBC. However, among adults 18-49, the show earned a 4.2 rating, up one-tenth from last year. And with adults 18-34, the show posted a 3.7 rating, the best result since the last time the Emmys aired on Fox. 

The show, hosted by “Glee” star Jane Lynch, faced off against football on NBC and lost the ratings contest. “Sunday Night Football” on the peacock net drew 21.5 million gridiron fans to the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons (the Falcons won 35-31).  

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