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Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short
Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short

It’s time for the Emmy Awards again, and I am excited and angry. More angry than excited, so let’s take a bite out of that apple first. I’m angry because the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs almost a month earlier than usual — and on a Monday. It hasn’t aired on a weeknight since 1976. The show achieved its highest rating since 2005 last year, but given the shift, the only question this year is how small the audience will be. And that’s especially unfortunate, because the level of TV talent up for awards this year has never been higher in the three decades I have been covering the beat. Emmy Awards are the most powerful counterbalance to the...

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