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Bills game scores in local ratings; Emmys, 'The Vietnam War' do well

It wasn't a high-scoring game, but the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss to Carolina Sunday afternoon scored in the local ratings.

The game had a 36.1 rating on WIVB-TV (Channel 4), the local CBS affiliate. It peaked at a 43.0 in the final minutes when the Bills were driving for a potential winning touchdown that never happened.

That's about 8 percent higher than the 33.5 rating for the Bills' season-opening victory over the New York Jets at home.

In other ratings news, the Emmy Awards hosted by Stephen Colbert on CBS Sunday had an 8.9 rating on Channel 4, which was about a 25 percent improvement on the 7.1 rating for the 2016 Emmys hosted by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. So all those Trump jokes didn't seem to drive viewers away.

Colbert has had much better nights than as Emmy host

NBC's Sunday Night Football won prime time locally Sunday with a 13.3 rating on WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) for Atlanta's victory over Green Bay.

Part 1 of "The Vietnam War" from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick had a 4.6 rating Sunday night on WNED-TV, the local PBS affiliate. That's a very impressive number for a PBS program.

If you missed the terrific opening episode of the 18-hour series, it is being repeated at midnight tonight. Each episode is being repeated the next day at midnight. Part 2 airs tonight in prime time.

A riveting return to 'The Vietnam War' from Ken Burns

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