CBS’ “Emmy Awards” eked out comparable results to a year ago, which posted an all-time low in total viewers.
Nielsen says the Sunday awards ceremony posted a 0.9% increase to 11.4 million viewers, compared to 2016’s 11.3 million. At the same time, TV advertisers' key 18-49 viewers declined 11% to a Nielsen 2.5 rating.
These numbers were down from last year’s low of a 2.8.
ABC televised the event in 2016, which was down from 2015. In 2015, airing on the Fox network, the show had 11.9 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among 18-49 viewers.
The Emmys' big competition -- as it has been for many years -- was NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The game between Green Bay and Atlanta posted 18.5 million viewers and a 6.4 rating among 18-49 viewers.
The results were down from the week before: 21.7 million viewers and an 8 rating among 18-49 viewers.
Weekend TV programming results continue to be impacted by Florida TV markets, slowly tallying viewing results stemming from major outages caused by the recent hurricane.