2014 Emmys And VMA Ratings Down vs Last Year

The 2014 Emmy ratings were down vs last year, but that was to be expected. The telecast was scheduled on a Monday for the first time in 38 years. Typically, the event airs in mid-September on a Sunday. NBC’s Sunday Night Football kept the network from broadcasting the Emmys in the same time frame. Additionally, Sunday’s MTV VMAs forced NBC to move the show to Monday.

This year’s Emmys were the second-highest rated since 2006, bested only by last year’s telecast.

Speaking of the VMAs, Sunday’s event garnered a 4.2 rating and 8.25 viewers. It was the top cable program of the night, but down 18 percent from the 10.1 million viewers who tuned in last year.

Monday’s numbers via TVByTheNumbers

On NBC, The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards earned a preliminary 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. Last year’s ceremony, which aired on a Sunday on CBS, earned a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating (up from a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating).


NBC Emmy Awards 3.8 12 13.78
FOX MasterChef 2.0 7 5.34
ABC Bachelor in Paradise 1.3 4 4.60
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.9 3 3.93
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.4 1 1.24


CBS Mom -R 1.0 3 3.96
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.4 1 1.27


FOX Hotel Hell 1.6 5 3.90
CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.1 3 4.87
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.08


CBS Two and a Half Men -R 0.9 3 4.28

CBS Under the Dome 1.4 4 6.59
ABC Mistresses 0.9 3 3.17

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