Primetime Ratings: Emmys Down a Tick From Last Year

NBC won the Monday ratings race, the Emmys telecast guiding the network to a convincing win. NBC had a 2.4 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 9 share. In second were ABC and Fox at 0.6/3.

The 70th Primetime Emmys took up all of NBC’s prime. Michael Che and Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live hosted.

CBS did a 2.5 with the Emmys in 2017, which were up against Sunday Night Football on NBC. ABC rated a 2.5 with the telecast in 2016.

NBC had 10.172 million total viewers for the Emmys Monday, down from CBS’ 11.394 million last year.

On ABC, Castaways went up 50% for a 0.6 from 8 to 10 p.m. A Good Doctor rerun followed.

On Fox, the special Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes aired throughout prime for a 0.6.

CBS did a 0.6/2. Repeated comedies led into the Salvation season finale at a flat 0.4. The Elementary finale grew 25% for a 0.5.

Telemundo rated a 0.6/2 and Univision a 0.4/2.

The CW did a 0.2/1 with repeats.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.