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Emmy ratings: Early numbers suggest increase over last year

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    Actor Michael Douglas from HBO's movie "Behind the Candelabra" arrives with co-star Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (EMMYS-ARRIVALS) - RTX13VT2

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    Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for his role in "The Big Bang Theory" at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (EMMYS-SHOW) - RTX13VVS

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    Actress Jane Lynch delivers a tribute to fellow "Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died in July of this year, at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (EMMYS-SHOW) - RTX13VY1

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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