NBC sets early Emmys


NBC is making sure that the next Emmy Awards broadcast won’t conflict with its NFL “Sunday Night Football” broadcasts. The “62nd Primetime Emmy Awards” will air on Sunday, August 29th, 2010.

“NBC is excited to host television’s biggest night with the Primetime Emmy Awards. 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,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

This is not the first time the Emmys have aired in August, rather than September.

“The first time NBC broadcast the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006 – due to the scheduling of the network’s popular NFL Football franchise Sunday nights in September – it was the highest-rated entertainment program of that summer. It still ranks as the highest-rated Emmy Awards telecast of the past four years,” the network noted.