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AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

FOOTBALL OUTSCORES EMMYS

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC aired opposite Sunday Night Football on NBC. Football won by a blowout margin. The Emmys attracted 11.6 million viewers, down from 12.4 million a year ago, a 6.5-percent drop. (Last year’s awards telecast was down 8 percent from the prior year.) But among the 18-49 age group, the […]

ABC SELECTS ITS LATE-NIGHT STAR TO HOST EMMYS

March 27, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The major television networks, which take turns each year presenting the Emmy awards, now appear to be selecting their late-night personalities to host them — giving each one the opportunity for primetime exposure. It’s ABC’s turn this year,an on Monday it said that Jimmy Kimmel, whose midnight talk show continues to improve in the ratings […]

FINAL RATINGS FOR EMMYS DIP AGAIN

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television’s annual Emmy awards, once one of the medium’s highest-rated annual events, landed in seventh place on the Nielsen ratings list for last week, outranked by NBC’s Sunday-night football telecast, which aired opposite it, a final installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and even a repeat of CBS’s 60 Minutes. Helped by football, the debut […]

BALDWIN DENIES HE BOYCOTTED EMMYS

September 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Alec Baldwin has denied reports that he decided to boycott Sunday night’s Emmy awards show to protest the decision by Fox to cut a joke related to News Corp’s telephone hacking scandal from the ceremony’s opening segment. Speaking to reporters in New York, Baldwin maintained that he decided to skip the Emmys because he had […]

AND THE WINNER IS … FOOTBALL

September 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

There was a time when a gentleman’s agreement existed among the television networks to air reruns and other boring fare opposite the annual Emmy awards telecast. After all, each network felt it could benefit from the publicity that the awards gave their shows, even the ones that didn’t receive a statuette. But those were the […]

BROADCAST NETWORKS MAKE STRONG SHOWING AT EMMYS

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being trounced by the cable networks for years, the broadcast networks made a comeback Sunday night, collecting a slew of Emmy awards for such shows as ABC’s Modern Family, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and The Good Wife. One would be tempted to add DirecTV’s Friday Night […]

FOX CENSORS BALDWIN’S PHONE-HACKING JOKE

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Alec Baldwin has revealed that he bailed out of his appearance on Sunday night’s Emmy awards telecast after Fox TV, which televised the ceremony, refused to air a pretaped joke he made about the British phone-hacking scandal. Fox’s parent, News Corp, which owned the News of the World tabloid, which engaged in the hacking (it […]

HBO ALREADY A BIG EMMY WINNER

September 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

HBO appeared to be a cinch to trounce all rivals at next Sunday’s Primetime Emmy awards after its Boardwalk Empire series picked up seven trophies in the Creative Arts Awards ceremony. Altogether, the Time Warner-owned pay-TV channel collected 15 trophies. The creative arts awards are a catch-all for a slew of miscellaneous awards that include […]

CONAN IS SNUBBED AGAIN

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, Conan O’Brien got the hook again. Widely expected to receive the Emmy for outstanding variety, music or comedy series for the period when he hosted The Tonight Show, he lost out to Jon Stewart, who took the award for the eighth consecutive year. The residue of the NBC debacle was very much […]

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