UPDATED: Football beat the Emmys, with NBC’s Sunday Night Football pregame show at a 3.7 rating in viewers 18-49 and the game at a 7.4 rating, up from the previous week’s 6.7. That gave NBC a 6.0 rating in adults 18-49 for the night, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 19 share.
In metered markets, Vikings-Packers posted a 13.7 household rating and 22 share on NBC.
CBS, with a strong showing from true-crime special The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, rated a 2.8/9.
ABC posted a 2.2/7 on the night. The Emmys red carpet coverage, live outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, did a 1.3, then the awards telecast a 2.5. ABC said the Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, averaged 11.3 million viewers, down 5% from last year. Andy Samberg hosted on Fox in 2015; the show benefited from a football lead-in.
Nielsen's fast affiliate ratings for live events, such as sports and awards shows, are subject to change.
On CBS, a football overrun at 5.7 led into 60 Minutes at 3.4, then The Case Of at 2.1. It was the first of a two-part series on Ramsey, the child beauty queen who was murdered 20 years ago. Amidst a spate of Ramsey-related specials on cable, CBS trimmed the special from three nights to two.
Fox aired repeated comedies, good for a 0.8/2.