UPDATE 12:45 PM, PT: TVBytheNumbers added this to its Emmy ratings story:
"[I]in the Time Zone Adjusted fast nationals, the Emmy Awards were down very slightly from last year in adults 18-49 rating (4.1 vs. 4.2) and up very slightly with viewers (13.503 million vs. 13.471 million viewers). Only a slight edge, but still the best viewer totals since 2006. You can check out the table of historical Emmy Awards ratings going back to 1956."
The NBC broadcast of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards was the top-rated program of Sunday night in the Nielsens, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.
Starting at 7 p.m. with the Red Carpet coverage, NBC scored a 1.8 rating for the hour in the 18-49 demographic, beating CBS’s "60 Minutes," which had a 1.3 in the same demo.
At 8 p.m. the Primetime Emmys commenced with a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of Fox’s NFL preseason game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos, which had a 3.3 in the demo. CBS’s "Big Brother" was a strong third with a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic.
At 9 p.m. the Emmys and the NFL game continued first and second for the hour, with ratings of 3.8 and 3.7, respectively, in the 18-49 demo.
In the 10 p.m. hour the NFL jumped ahead of the Emmys, 3.3 to 3.2, in the 18-49 demographic.