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Emmy Awards Edge Sunday Night Football in Weekly Ratings

More than 1.4 million people watched the Emmy Awards Sunday night on WNYW/Channel 5 for the top spot of the week, according to Nielsen. The event, hosted by Glee‘s Jane Lynch, pulled in a 7.1 rating.

But right below the Emmys telecast was NBC’s Sunday Night Football pitting the Eagles against the Falcons. The game finished second with an estimated 1.2 million WNBC viewers and a 6.3 rating.  The final half-hour of the pre-game show Football Night in America was sixth (775,000/3.8).

There was other NFL action ranking high. At number three was CBS’ late afternoon game (950,000/4.7).

ESPN’s Monday Night Football season opening doubleheader scored big numbers, landing in a seventh-place tie (754,000/3.7).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Fourth                  60 Minutes                               WCBS     (904,000/4.5)
  • Fifth               America’s Got Talent  (Wed.)   WNBC    (826,000/4.1)
  • *Seventh      America’s Got Talent  (Tues.)  WNBC    (749,000/3.7)
  • *Seventh          ABC News Special    (Tues.)  WABC    (745,000/3.7)
  • *Seventh       Emmy Awards Pre-show        WNYW   (740,000/3.7)

MTV’s Jersey Shore notched a 13th-place finish (625,000/3.1), while the Miss Universe Pageant was 20th on WNBC (500,000/2.5).

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