Viewership rises as more than 17 million watch CBS Emmy broadcast
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Viewership for Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on CBS rose for the second consecutive year, CBS said on Monday.
Early audience figures measured by Nielsen totaled 17.6 million viewers, a 33 per cent increase from last year's ceremony, which was broadcast on Disney's ABC, CBS said.
It was the largest Emmy audience since 2005, CBS said.
The telecast, which was hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, benefited from an overrun of an NFL football game that led into the show's 8pm ET (8am Singapore time) time slot.