Maybe it was the upsets, or maybe it was the "in memoriam" tributes. But whatever it was, Sunday's
On a night filled with TV competition, the live three-hour ceremony hosted by
Last year, the
Among 18- to 49-year-olds -- the demographic the TV industry cares most about -- the telecast was up 30% compared with last year and had its best number since 2007.
However, CBS had a little help. A high-rated
But the ratings were still pretty good considering the heavy competition.
The Emmy telecast was marked by a series of upsets, including Jeff Daniels' acting win for HBO's
For the first time, the telecast also featured expanded "in memoriam" tributes for departed TV luminaries such as
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