24 September 2012 10:22 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

For the first time in Emmy history, not one program nominated for best drama series was from a major broadcast network.

Yet Sunday night’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards still managed to attract a slightly larger audience than last year.

ABC’s telecast delivered 13.2 million viewers, up 6 percent from the 2011 telecast on Fox. Among adults 18-49, however, the show declined 10 percent to a 3.8 rating — tying the all-time Emmys low from back in 2008.

Though creatively hit-and-miss, producers kept the show on schedule, wrapping at three hours (even if that meant playing off the Modern Family team and Game Change winner »


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