Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced, With One of the Big 4 Networks Way Out in Front

Mar 21, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Two of the big storylines in today’s Daytime Emmy nominations announcement are the emergence of the streamers, in the form of Netflix and Amazon, as leading contenders for trophies, and the domination of CBS over its Big 4 broadcast rivals.

CBS received a total of 66 nominations — the same number of nods earned by all syndicated programming combined. Rivals NBC and ABC are well off the pace with 35 nominations and 33, respectively, while Fox is a non-factor with just a single nomination.

Netflix and Amazon are now major players in the daypart — Netflix received 51 nominations and Amazon had 49. Some of the other totals include PBS with 29 and HBO, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon with 12 apiece.

Among individual programs, the heavyweight daytime dramas are all well-represented: ABC’s “General Hospital” tops the list with 26 nominations, followed closely by NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” with 25 apiece. CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” follows with 18 nominations.

Amazon scored with its digital drama “The Bay the Series,” which received 15 nods. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” picked up 11 nominations to lead the talk category.

The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, April 29, hosted by Mario Lopez.

Please click here to see the full list of nominees in the detailed announcement from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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