Ratings: Emmys Got Nothing on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Tony Maglio
Ratings: Emmys Got Nothing on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Americans like TV, but we LOVE our football.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” sacked ABC’s Emmys last night; broadcast’s No. 1 series had the same treatment for the awards show when it was on Fox last year.

Elsewhere, helped by an NFL lead-in, CBS’ JonBenet Ramsey investigation opened strongly on Sunday.

Both the pro pigskin stuff and the best-of-television celebration aired live last night, so they’ll be adjusted up from the below numbers. The One-Two order won’t change, however.

Click here to read the earlier metered market household numbers for the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Emmy Awards. The special is on pace to hit record low numbers when final tallies come in shortly.

Also Read: Emmys 2016: The Complete Winners List

NBC was first in ratings with a 6.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 16.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. had a 2.8/10 and 8.7 million viewers. Another half hour at 8 put up a 5.4/18 and 15.7 million viewers. The game followed, pulling the average up through the duration of primetime.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.8/9 and in viewers with 11.9 million. An NFL overrun at 7 landed a 5.7/21 and 19.3 million viewers. At 7:30, the game ‘s conclusion ran into “60 Minutes,” combining for a 4.2/15 and 16 million viewers. More “60 Minutes” at 8 got a 2.6/8 and 12.5 million viewers. The JonBenet special then posted a 2.1/7 and 10.3 million viewers. A rerun followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 2.2/7 and in viewers with 8.9 million. The Emmys red carpet at 7 had a 1.3/4 and 6.3 million viewers. The actual awards show pulled that up for the rest of primetime. Adjust fast nationals for the special should be in soon, so stayed tuned to TheWrap‘s home page for those.

Also Read: Emmys Firsts: Who Took Home the Gold for the First Time This Year? (Photos)

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.9 million, running repeats.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fourth in viewers with 2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Related stories from TheWrap:

E! Red Carpet Correspondent Mistakes Jenifer Lewis for Wanda Sykes at Emmys

Emmys: What You Didn't See on TV (Photos)

Sarah Paulson Apologizes to Emmys Date Marcia Clark for 'Superficial Judgement' During OJ Simpson Trial (Video)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Emmy Record With Sixth Lead Actress Win