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Emmys tune up 17,000 tweets per minute

Carrie Underwood's performance of "Yesterday" triggered 17,090 tweets per minute, while the Emmy awarded to "Breaking Bad" for Best Drama got the highest number at 62,150 tweets in total.

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The action at Sunday night's Emmy awards triggered swarms of comments and conversations in the Twittersphere.

The show averaged a total of 17,000 tweets per minute and proved Twitter-worthy around the world. A hefty 58 percent of all tweets about the event came from outside the US, according to Twitter data editor Simon Rogers.

Carrie Underwood's performance of "Yesterday" saw the highest number of tweets per minute at 17,090. The end of Elton John's performance came in second with 13,720 tweets per minute.

Several award-winning moments scored a large number of total tweets. Those included The Best Drama award to "Breaking Bad" at 62,150, followed by the Emmy to Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" at 54,496 and Jeff Daniels' award for "The Newsroom" at 48,518. Other scenes that prompted people to tweet were Claire Danes' Best Actress win for "Homeland" and Jane Lynch's tribute to the late Cory Monteith

The most mentioned show was "Breaking Bad," followed by "Homeland," "Glee," and "30 Rock."

The Emmys were aired by CBS, CNET's parent company.