Emmy Humor Underscores Decline of Network TV

Sep 21, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Amid the awards, the humor at the 61st annual Primetime Emmys was decidely anti-network as presenters and winners acknowledged the changing landscape, the Los Angeles Times says.

Cable winners from HBO, Showtime and AMC dominated the proceedings, with "30 Rock’s" Alec Baldwin (lead actor in a comedy series) and "Two and a Half Men’s" Jon Cryer (supporting actor in a comedy series) among a dwindling number of winners representing broadcast network shows that are still on the air.

–Allison J. Waldman


  1. Cryer and Baldwin aren’t the only winners. Michael Emerson (supporting actor in a drama series) won for Lost, which is still on the air.

  2. Cherry Jones won for “24,” which is also still on the air.

  3. Thanks, Sam. Thanks, Pixley.
    We have corrected the error.

    Chuck Ross
  4. And if the ratings continue to free fall downward, the emmy telecast itself may be joining the cable bandwagon. Let’s see if they find that so funny!

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  6. I love the expression. Everyone needs to express there own opinion and feel free to hear others. Keep it up 🙂

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