Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards posted the highest local ratings in seven years, according to very early Nielsen stats. 

In the preliminary metered markets, from 8-11:15 PM, CBS’s broadcast of the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards clocked a household 12.1/19, which is up by double-digit percentages compared to a year ago (9.6/15). 

These early stats are the Emmy’s highest local ratings in seven years. 

BIG QUALIFIER: Due to late-running football on CBS and with the trophy show airing live across the country, these numbers are not so reliable as will be more telling numbers that are time-zone adjusted. They will be delayed until later today. Those fast-national ratings issued at 11 AM by Nielsen are not time adjusted.

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