Television's annual Emmy Awards, once one of the medium's highest-rated annual events, landed in seventh place on the Nielsen ratings list for last week, outranked by NBC's Sunday-night football telecast, which aired opposite it, a final installment of NBC's America's Got Talent and even a repeat of CBS's 60 Minutes. Helped by football, the debut of NBC's Up All Night , which debuted after Sunday night's game, tied for eighth place. Among the evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams remained in control with 8.2 million viewers. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer was about a million viewers behind with 7.2 million viewers. And the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley trailed with 5.7 million viewers.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 14.3/23; 2, Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.2/18; 3, America's Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 8.5/14; 4, Football Night In America Pt. 3, NBC, 8.3/14; 5, America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 8.1/13; 6, 60 Minutes, CBS, 7.8/12; 7, Emmy Awards, Fox, 7.7/12; 8, NCIS, CBS, 6.7/11; .8, (Tie) Up All Night, NBC, 6.7/11; 10, Survivor South Pacific , CBS, 6.4/10,