The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010 TV Special)
That's just one of the ideas circulating Monday, the day after the 62nd Primetime Emmys Awards show drew an on-par 13 million viewers for NBC.
The major TV networks have broached the idea with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences of expanding the number of networks that share in the rotation of the Primetime Emmy awards show to include cable networks and possibly to split it into two separate shows, one for broadcast and another to air on cable or pay TV.
These and other ideas came up in a meeting between executives of CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC in early August, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal's website Monday.
While the audience for Sunday's show was up from 2008, it was still down by nearly a third from 2002, the last time the major networks negotiated a license agreement with
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards generated a 10.1 household rating in the local metered market household ratings.
Last year's telecast, which aired in late September, pulled a 10.0.
Overall, the current numbers represent a three-year high, according to an NBC analyst.
The national ratings will be out in a few hours. In the meantime, read yesterday's Live Feed post predicting that Emmy numbers would rise slightly and running down the unique factors this year potentially impacting the outcome.
This year's Awards show was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and celebrated some fresh faces and new programs such as Modern Family, which won best comedy over 30 Rock, which has held to that title for three consecutive years.
The night's biggest shocker winner was Bravo's Top Chef, who knocked out The Amazing Race from its seven-year winning streak.
But not all winning streaks are meant to be broken: Mad Men took home its third consecutive win for best drama.
Check out the list of the winners below!
Mad MenBreaking BadDexterThe Good WifeLostTrue Blood
Modern Family30 RockCurb Your EnthusiasmGleeNurse JackieThe Office
Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad
Falco is the winner of Best Leading Actress in a Comedy for Showtime's "Nurse Jackie". She said on the acceptance speech, "Oh, this is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in the history of this awards show. I'm not funny!". Parsons is the winner of the Leading Actor in Comedy for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory". "Now I know how much I didn't think this was going to happen. Some of you apparently voted for me. That was very sweet," Parsons said.
Falco and Parsons are only two of the winners which were announced in the first half hour of the event. Eric Stonestreet
With just "Dexter" and "True Blood" representing the genre in its purest form, we'll also include "Lost" news since we know a lot of our readers (and staff) are fans of the show, final episode notwithstanding.
Visit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for more info, and, in case you want to watch it along with us, tune in to the live broadcast on NBC on Sunday, August 29th at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt.
First genre sighting of the night: Nina Dobrev from "The Vampire Diaries" appears in the opening production number ... and looks and sounds great, too. Winner: Steve Shill of "Dexter" - Outstanding Directing For A
AMC's "Mad Men" took home its third straight award for top drama, while newcomer and critical favorite "Modern Family" grabbed its first win for comedy series.
When "Family" co-creator Steve Levitan referred to the lack of recognition for writers as he accepted on behalf of the cast and crew, he joked, "That's Hollywood!"
The first Emmy of the night went to "Family's" Eric Stonestreet, who took home his first statuette for supporting actor. The ABC comedy continued its streak, winning for writing.
By Mawuse Ziegbe
Jimmy Fallon onstage at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off not with a bang, but with a splash. Host Jimmy Fallon corralled the cast of the Emmy Award-nominated hit "Glee" for a cold open straight out of McKinley High.
Enlisting stars like Jon Hamm, Tina Fey and Betty White, while dodging an overeager Kate Gosselin, the gang jumped around until Jane Lynch doused Fallon and Fey with a candy-colored slushee, demanding to be added to the song-and-dance number. Then things really got poppin'.
Fallon punched up the Emmys telecast with digital and musical touches similar to those he often uses on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." He didn't slow-jam any of the categories, but the comedian did strap on an acoustic guitar to introduce
With this in mind, Movieline caught up with the late night host at an NBC party a few weeks ago to discuss his take on award shows, his recent social networking failure, and Will Arnett's greatest Emmy diss.
The big buzz is over the opening numbers, which includes many of TV's A-listers, including Betty White, who told "Extra," "Jimmy Fallon is doing something at the beginning so we're all doing it together. I have no idea what it is yet."
Fallon confirmed, "I put a call out to as many people.
Seven cameras positioned in various areas backstage at the Emmys will "eavesdrop" and capture exciting moments and candid reactions from television's biggest stars. Viewers will be able to see nominees, presenters and performers prepare to take ...
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Reports said Gosselin, who is neither nominated nor announced as the presenter, will appear at the start of the show as part of a humorous sketch where she interacts with some of TV's biggest stars. The awards show's host Jimmy Fallon would be one of them and he, according to E! Online, would "kill it right out of the gate."
In an interview with Los Angeles Times last week, Fallon spilled a bit of what he would do as host. "It'll have the spirit of the late-night show," he said. "I'll do jokes and impressions, and we'll keep it very high-energy and positive and keep it moving,
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