Emmy viewership slides

 And you think Michael Vick woke up with a headache this morning after suffering a concussion last night against the Falcons. Believe me, the folks at the Fox weren’t feeling too chipper either.

The Emmy Awards got trampled by NBC’s Football Night in America. TV’s big night lost more than a million viewers from last year finishing with 12.4 million for the three hour telecast. That’s only marginally better than 2008, the ratings nadir for the Emmys. That was broadcast on ABC. You may remember it as the year the show was hosted by the hydra-headed monster of five reality and game show MCs.

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A lonely night for Dame Emmy

The game between the Eagles and the Falcons drew a robust 18.8 million viewers. Without the benefit of Jane Lynch in multiple gowns.

One oversight from last night is worth pointing out. As the Canadian Tenors sang “Hallellujah” , a clip of the TV personalities who had passed this year ran. Somehow Jeff Conaway of Taxi fame was not included.

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