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Emmys Top 2011 Ratings With 13.2 Million Viewers, Still Shy of 'Sunday Night Football'

Airing live across the country, with the west coast witnessing ABC's telecast of the TV kudos ahead of primetime, the show grew its total audience by six percent but falls in the demo.

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After time-zone adjustments to Sunday night's ABC telecast of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live across the country, the show is up in total viewers from last year.

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Fast nationals have the three-hour show pulling 13.2 million viewers, up 6 percent over last year's dipped 12.4 million showing. The numbers are actually near 2010's haul on NBC, which did not have to air against Sunday Night Football because the Emmys aired the Sunday before the NFL regular season began.

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The show wasn't as successful with adults 18-49. The Emmys pulled a 3.8 rating in the key demo, down from last year's 4.2.

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Either way, the Emmys easily ranked as Sunday night's strongest entertainment program -- with NBC's Ravens-Patriots game taking up the bulk of the share with a 8.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 19.8 million viewers.