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Emmys telecast draws an average audience of 17.6 million viewers

CBS estimates 40 million overall saw the Sunday night show

By David Zurawik

The Baltimore Sun

2:00 PM EDT, September 23, 2013

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Sunday's 65th Emmy Awards telecast on CBS was watched by an average audience of 17.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data supplied by the network.

The telecast was up 33 percent over last year's, and did well with young viewers, according to the figures from CBS.

While there was no dominant winner, HBO's "Veep," which is filmed in Baltimore, won two major comedy awards -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as best actress and Tony Hale as best supporting actor.

Netflix's "House of Cards," which is also produced in Maryland, won an Emmy for best direction in a drama. The award went to David Fincher for Episode 1.