There's good news, and not-so good news in regards to the Nielsen ratings for Saturday night's Daytime Emmy telecast on HLN. First the good news. The premiere broadcast of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys was the most watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history. A reported 912,000 people tuned in; 327,000 among adults 25-54 Now for the not so good news.
The telecast's ratings were down from viewership of last year's CBS airing of the 38th Annual Daytime Emmys (5.4 million) by 83 percent. Considering that many of daytime television's most diehard fans might not have cable, I'd say the show did impressive business.
It doesn't take nearly the amount of viewers to be considered a hit and/or make a profit on cable as it does for network TV. Over two million people tuned in to all five of HLN's Daytime Emmy broadcasts as a whole. Here's hoping that will be enough to entice them to air the show again next year!