NBC had a big night as the Sports Emmys were awarded Tuesday night, leading all networks with nine trophies for the broadcast net, while the NBC group — including NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA and nbcolympics.com — took home 17 Emmys to lead the way in that category. The awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The ESPN group — including ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, ESPN Deportes and ESPNews — was close behind in the group standings with 15 trophies, including six for ESPN (second among individual networks) and five for ESPN 2 (third).
The NBC group’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games led all individual programs with seven Sports Emmys, followed by “Fox Sports Live” with four and the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2 and Univision with three, while ESPN 2’s “E: 60” also took home three Emmys. HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” won two awards, for outstanding sports journalism and outstanding sports news anthology.
In some of the other top categories, ESPN won the Emmy for outstanding studio show — weekly, for “College GameDay,” and MLB Network won outstanding studio show — daily, for “MLB Tonight.” NBC took the award for outstanding live sports special for Super Bowl XLIX, and Fox and Fox Sports 1 received the Emmy for outstanding live sports series for “NASCAR on FOX.”