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Emmy Awards draw 11.4 million viewers to CBS telecast, even with last year

Emmy Awards draw 11.4 million viewers to CBS telecast, even with last year

The CBS telecast of the 69th Emmy Awards was watched by about 11.4 million viewers on Sunday, roughly equaling last year’s audience level.

The good news for CBS is the number did not decline from 2016, when the broadcast aired on ABC and hit an all-time low.

Ratings for the Emmys have been on a downward slide since the 2013 telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on CBS, which was watched by 17.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen data.

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