TV Ratings: NBC's NFL match-up eclipses the Emmys
The Eagles/Falcons game drew 17.8 million viewers with a 10.9 rating/17 share for the night. FOX's Emmy broadcast trailed way behind with 10.3 million viewers (6.4/10). We should also point out that Emmy's numbers were down from last year, too -- when the broadcast drew 13.5 million viewers. CBS' came in third with 8.7 million (5.6/9), while ABC finished last with 5.1 million viewers (3.3/5).
It's no surprise that football also scored in the coveted 18-49 viewership demographic, with an overall 7.4 rating to the Emmys' 3.6.
Note: Last year's Emmy broadcast aired on Aug. 29, before the beginning of football season.