CBS announced today that its 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 awards show 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, 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 +4.37 million 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).
CBS estimates approximately 40 million viewers watched all or part of the awards. You can check out the winners by clicking here.