Emmy ratings: Early numbers suggest increase over last year

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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