NBC Wins 8 Sports Emmy Awards

May 3, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC claimed eight Sports Emmy awards–7½ if you split Bob Costas’ Emmy for his entry that consisted of NBC Olympics and HBO videotape–to lead the pack at Monday night’s 26th Annual Sports Emmy Awards presented by the National Television Academy in New York.

Five of NBC’s awards were for coverage of the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

In addition to sharing the Emmy awarded Mr. Costas, HBO claimed five Emmys, including two for “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” to tie ESPN, which also picked up five awards, including two for “SportsCenter.”

CBS and Fox picked up three Emmys each. ABC took home two Emmys. ESPN2, the NFL Network and TNT claimed one Emmy each.

There were 700 entries in 27 categories honoring the best in sports programming broadcast or telecast in 2004.

A complete list of winners can be found at www.emmyonline.org.