Emmy Viewers Drop 8 Percent From Last Year, but Rise in Younger Demos
Jane Lynch's star-studded opener, Charlie Sheen's appearance and Emmingtons choir failed to put the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards among the most-watched shows this year. The three-hour ceremony, which was aired on FOX on September 18, only drew in 12.4 million viewers, according to preliminary viewing figures from media research company Nielsen.
The viewership was down 8% from last year's Emmys, which was watched by 13.5 million people. It was the smallest audience for the annual prize-giving event since its 2008 broadcast which was seen by 12.3 million and had a 3.8 rating.
The Sunday telecast, however, attracted more audience in younger demos. The show's rating was up 2% to a 4.2 among adults 18-49, and it had its biggest number in four years among adults 18-34.
At the time, Emmys faced a stiff competition with the airing of Sunday Night Football on NBC. The Eagles vs. Falcons game dominated the night with an estimated 18 million viewers and a 15.7 overnight household rating.
- Keke Palmer Blames the World for 'Ugly' Kylie Jenner's Drastic Transformation
- Britney Spears Mispronounces Tinashe's Name During Onstage Performance
- Tegan and Sara Release 'Miami Vice'-Inspired 'Dying to Know' Video
- Seth Meyers Will End 2016 With Jennifer Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger and More
- Liam Payne Blasts Louis Walsh for Dissing His Pregnant Girlfriend Cheryl
- Demi Moore Annoys Mila Kunis for 'Butting in' After Birth of Her Son With Ashton Kutcher
- Get Sneak Peeks of Daredevil and Jessica Jones' Encounter in New 'Defenders' Set Photos
- Find Out Liam Payne's Big Plan to Propose to Pregnant Girlfriend Cheryl