The three-hour 66th Primetime Emmys will be aired live from
coast to coast beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC, which is owned by
Comcast Corp. The organizers have yet to announce a host or
producers of this year's show. The Primetime Emmys are U.S.
television's top awards.
The change was made so that the awards show would not conflict
with the network's "Sunday Night Football" show, an NBC
spokesman said. "Sunday Night Football," a weekly show during
the NFL season, averaged 21.7 million viewers for the 2013-14
season, the second-highest audience across U.S. television.
The Creative Arts Emmys, which presents awards in technical and
production categories, will be held on Saturday, August 16. That
show is usually televised at a later date — not yet announced.
Last year's Emmy awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the
co-star of the CBS hit comedy "How I Met Your Mother," drew 17.6
million viewers, who watched AMC's gritty drug drama "Breaking
Bad" take home the top honor of best drama series.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy;
editing by Eric Kelsey and Jan Paschal)
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