The Emmy ratings are IN!

That Monday move didn't actually hurt. The 2014 Emmys, several weeks early this year and displaced from its Sunday perch by NBC's preseason football coverage, took only a minor hit on the new night.

The first Monday outing for the TV kudos since 1976, overnight ratings give the Emmy telecast a 10.9 rating among metered market households — off just 10 percent for last year for the second-best overnight showing in eight years.

Preliminary figures will obviously see adjustments, but it's clear that tragedy was averted. And, to be fair, last year's Emmys hit an eight-year high. Airing Sunday Sept. 22 and driven by NFL overrun on CBS, the telecast averaged 17.6 million viewers and a 4.9 rating with adults 18-49. It scored an overnight of 12.1 rating. (Not too shabby.)