Emmy broadcast draws 13.2 million viewers

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Television personality Jon Stewart (C) and writer-producers accept Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for "The Daily Show" onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

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Television personality Jon Stewart, center, and writer-producers accept Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for "The Daily Show" during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles
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(CBS News) It was no match for football, but Sunday's Emmys telecast on ABC did attract a bigger audience than last year and almost matched that of 2010, which had no gridiron competition.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three-hour show pulled in 13.2 million viewers, up six percent over last year's show, broadcast on Fox and watched by 12.4 million.

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots won the night, reaching 19.8 million viewers. The Sunday football matchup consistently ranks at the top of its time slot.

Ratings for awards shows have been in decline for years

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