Will Cable Continue to Dominate Primetime Emmy Awards?



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We’re in the midst of a Golden Age of Television. Cable’s platform gives storytellers the flexibility to take risks and craft imaginative and groundbreaking programming. As a result, cable is home to some of the best television ever created. And today, cable is getting the most recognition at the The Emmy Awards, honoring the very best in television.

For this week’s #BroadData, we’re diving into the numbers and looking specifically at the nominations and wins that cable TV shows earn at the Primetime Emmys when compared to non-cable programming. And in looking at 2012 numbers, cable had a remarkable success rate. Although cable programming receives roughly half of all nominations, they won 65% of the awards.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in television will air live this Sunday, September 22nd. In addition to the 26 categories that will be awarded live during the Primetime Emmys, awards in 85 other categories were announced at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held this past Sunday. The Creative Arts Awards honor excellence in technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts. This year, 58% of the Creative Arts Emmys went to cable! How many Primetime Emmys will cable win this year? Watch live this Sunday!