NBC Moving Primetime Emmys Back To August
Allows network to avoid scheduling conflict with Sunday Night Football
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/18/2009 2:30:22 PM
While the Emmys traditionally run at the end of September, shortly before the new Fall TV season, there is precedent for an August airing. NBC presented the 2006 Emmys on August 27 of that year, also because of football. NBC says it was the highest-rated Emmy telecast of the last four years.
"NBC is excited to host television's biggest night with the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. "Scheduling and announcing the telecast for August 29 this early in the awards cycle will give the Television Academy and NBC a head start on creative discussions."
Unless you live somewhere like I do, where it's still 105˚ outside during the Emmycast... in which case it makes more sense to stay in and watch the show.
Travis M - 11/19/2009 9:31:52 AM EST
Sorry, this chick won't be sitting indoors on an end-of-summer hot August night watching some stupid awards show. I'd much rather be outside taking advantage of what's left of the nice summer weather, barbecueing with friends, having a bonfire, etc. Besides, my favorite shows never win anyway. . .
Mikki B. - 11/18/2009 4:15:53 PM EST
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