Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Invites In The Mail As RSVP Line Opens For TV Awards Season Kickoff

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Invitations have just gone out for Deadline’s fourth annual The Contenders Emmys all-day event, set this year for Sunday, April 7 at a new venue, Paramount Studios.
A total of 19 studios and networks are set to participate, bringing showrunners a…

Sorry, ‘San Junipero’: Emmys Rule Change Sets Minimum TV Movie Length at 75 Minutes

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On Thursday, the Television Academy announced a new rule setting the minimum length to qualify for the Television Movie category at 75 minutes — or if you prefer, 14 minutes longer than “San Junipero,” the celebrated episode of “Black Mirror” that took home two Primetime Emmys in 2017, including for TV Movie.

But before “Black Mirror” fans get too bummed, the effect is likely to be mostly unnoticeable on future ceremonies. After all, this year’s TV Movie Emmy-winner, “USS Callister,” clocked in at 76 minutes.

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The TV Academy also announced that it has approved a new category, Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special, which will recognize “the unique creative process and evaluation criteria for documentary scoring, versus scoring for scripted series or specials.”

In addition, the Academy restructured how it honors choreography on television with two new awards: Outstanding Choreography for Variety and Reality Programming (Variety Series, Variety Special, Structured Reality, Unstructured Reality and Competition Program); and Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming (Comedy Series, Drama Series, Limited Series and Television Movie). Until last year, choreography was honored in a single category.

The new rules and categories will apply to nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards, set to air Sep. 22 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox.

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Peter Bart: Netflix Covets Kudos In Its Global Expansion, But Movie Battles Loom

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I was chatting with industry colleagues at an event this week when it struck me that virtually everyone around me was either working on a Netflix project or had a consulting link of some kind. It was an instant reminder of the formidable ubiquity of th…

Engineering Emmy Awards: Wendy Aylsworth, Avid Among 2018 Honorees

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The TV Academy today has unveiled recipients of its 70th Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology.
Among the honorary winners is Wendy Aylsworth, the longtime Warner Bros and D…

NBC’s Emmy Awards Sink to Record-Low 10.2 Million Viewers

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Final ratings are in for Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC special’s 2.4 rating and 10.172 million total viewers officially makes last night the lowest-rated and least-watched Emmys of all-time.

But hey, a couple got engaged.

Last year’s show drew 11.38 million total viewers to CBS, which means the decline from 2017 to 2018 was 10.6 percent. The Stephen Colbert-hosted version received a 2.5 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

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Both of those prior-year stats were all-time lows at the time, though the overall audience count technically marked a tie with 2016. They’ve both since been eclipsed (in the wrong direction) now.

For those who prefer to focus only on the 56 biggest media markets in the United States, read the earlier-available overnight ratings for the 70th annual Emmy Awards here.

Find last night’s fast national TV ratings for the other broadcast channels here.

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Ratings: CBS’ ‘Salvation’ and ‘Elementary’ Finish Quietly Against Emmys

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Monday night belonged to NBC and the Primetime Emmys, but there were other shows on broadcast TV too. Of note, CBS snuck in finales for “Salvation” and “Elementary” against the stiff competition. They didn’t do well.

Read more about the Emmy Awards’ early ratings here. That data is actually more reliable than the fast national Nielsen numbers we’re going to post below. Final, time zone-adjusted data for NBC should be in soon.

CBS, ABC, Fox and Telemundo all tied for second in key demo behind NBC.

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NBC was first in ratings with a (temporary) 2.1 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Emmys was the only show on NBC’s primetime schedule.

CBS, ABC, Fox and Telemundo all had a 0.6. ABC and Fox had 3 shares, CBS and Telemundo each had a 2. CBS was second in total viewers with 3.5 million; ABC was third with 3.2 million; Fox was fourth with 2.5 million; Telemundo was fifth with 1.5 million.

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For CBS, following reruns, the “Salvation” season finale at 9 p.m. had a 0.4/2 and 2.7 million viewers. the “Elementary” finale at 10 got a 0.5/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

For ABC, two hours of “Castaways” averaged a 0.6/3 and 3.2 million viewers. A repeat followed.

For Fox, “Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes” was the only telecast on its schedule, averaging the above numbers.

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Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 703,000, airing all reruns.

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Emmys 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Proposal

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This year’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, presided over by Saturday Night Live‘s ‘Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che, set out to celebrate the most diverse list of nominees in Emmy history, opening with th…

New York Times Tweets ‘Regret’ for Mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa in Emmy Coverage

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The New York Times made quite the mix-up in Tuesday’s print edition, mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa Manigault Newman in a caption on its coverage of Monday night’s Emmy Awards.

The flub was in a long caption in the Arts section for a collection of Emmy photos, where Omarosa was misidentified in an image featuring “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan accepting her prize for best actress in a comedy from presenters Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett.

In a statement, the Times said it regretted the error, which it blamed on a photo wire service, and promised to issue a correction in the Wednesday print edition.

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We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.https://t.co/fEezxxXo0M

— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 18, 2018

It’s unclear what wire service the Times used, a rep for the company did not immediately respond to request from comment from TheWrap.

There is no evidence that Omarosa was even at the Emmys Monday night, though her name has been a frequent presence in the Times pages in recent weeks. Last month, her White House tell-all book “Unhinged” spent weeks atop bestseller metrics on Amazon and the New York Times and a series of secretly recorded audio calls she made dominated news cycles.

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Netflix Stock Rises 2% After Streaming Platform’s Strong Emmy Night

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Netflix stock is up more than 2% today, to about $359 a share, after the subscription streaming platform tied HBO last night for the most Emmy Awards.
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Emmys Early Ratings Sink 10 Percent From Last Year to New All-Time Low

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Monday’s 70th Emmy Awards on NBC sunk 10 percent in early ratings from last year, settling for a new all-time low with a 7.4 household rating. That Emmys decline is not as bad as the ones for the Oscars and Grammys, which dropped 16 percent and 2…

Emmys: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Ryan Murphy On The Importance Of LGBTQ Narratives

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Ryan Murphy was joined backstage at the Emmy Awards with the cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, after the show collected three wins  Monday including Outstanding Limited Series.
Murphy expounded on the statement…

For Emmy-Winning ‘Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys & EPs, A Bittersweet End To The Series

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In its final season at the Primetime Emmys, FX’s The Americans took home big wins for Matthew Rhys (drama lead actor) and EPs Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (drama writing). And as far as the latter two are concerned, “we’re pretty frea…