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A memorable Emmys? Yes. So why did most viewers skip out?

Voting totals soared, while viewing numbers tumbled. The day after the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's leadership was processing how one of the most memorable ceremonies in the show's history resulted in one of the show's smallest audiences on record. Thanks at least in part...

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  • Amy Poehler's Emmy snubs put her in good comedic company

    Amy Poehler's Emmy snubs put her in good comedic company

    As disappointing as fans may find it that Amy Poehler failed to win an Emmy for her sterling portrayal of Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation” and that the exceedingly talented comedic actress has, in fact, failed to take home the prize for any of her 17 Emmy nominations, they should take heart...

  • Emmys 2015: Ratings sink to record low against NFL football

    Emmys 2015: Ratings sink to record low against NFL football

    Looks like the Emmy ratings were nothing to celebrate. According to Nielsen, Sunday's telecast on Fox of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards sank to just 11.9 million total viewers, a plunge of 24% compared with last year and a record low opposite high-rated football on NBC. Among adults 18 to 49, the...

  • Emmy winner Viola Davis says 'it doesn't end here'

    Emmy winner Viola Davis says 'it doesn't end here'

    Viola Davis' Emmy win for lead actress in a drama had her feeling a certain way.  "I feel really good, which if you knew me, you would know how rare that is," she told reporters backstage at the Microsoft Theater during Sunday night's awards telecast. "I'm always thinking about the work, I'm always...

  • Take a look inside Emmys' Governors Ball

    Take a look inside Emmys' Governors Ball

  • HBO vanquishes rivals, sets record with 43 Emmy Awards

    HBO vanquishes rivals, sets record with 43 Emmy Awards

    HBO owns the throne. The premium pay-TV network captured 43 Primetime Emmy Awards this year, sweeping major categories in the Television Academy's celebration of excellence in the medium. During Sunday's awards show, HBO won for outstanding drama series for "Game of Thrones," outstanding comedy...

  • Uzo Aduba was last winner to address the press room. Here's what she said.

    Uzo Aduba was last winner to address the press room. Here's what she said.

    For the second year in a row, actress Uzo Aduba took home the Emmy for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in "Orange Is the New Black." But one little twist: She won the trophy for the same role, in a different category. Last year, Aduba won for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy....

  • About that embrace: How Taraji P. Henson won Emmy night

    About that embrace: How Taraji P. Henson won Emmy night

    Though she may have left the ceremony without an Emmy to call her own, Taraji P. Henson may have been one of the biggest winners of the night. Upon the announcement that Viola Davis had won the award for lead actress in a drama series, it became clear that no one was happier to hear it than Henson,...

  • 6 excuses you no longer have to avoid 'Game of Thrones'

    6 excuses you no longer have to avoid 'Game of Thrones'

    On Sunday night “Game of Thrones” cleaned up rather nicely at the Emmys. The HBO series pulled wins for drama, supporting actor, writing and directing (all for drama series). Truly it is time for all you “Game of Thrones” holdouts to give it up and let in the magical wonder that is George R.R....

  • Emmy Awards: Andy Samberg kept the show moving; Viola Davis, Jeffrey Tambor and Jon Hamm won big

    Emmy Awards: Andy Samberg kept the show moving; Viola Davis, Jeffrey Tambor and Jon Hamm won big

    Andy Samberg may have said he didn't care what the critics thought of his performance as host of this year's Emmys, but he oversaw a telecast that was a critic's dream. Fast-paced and mercifully uncluttered by too much "hostiness," the telecast mostly stayed out of its own way, with just enough...

  • How did people react to Andy Samberg's Emmy jokes on Twitter?

    How did people react to Andy Samberg's Emmy jokes on Twitter?

    Andy Samberg: Hit or miss as the Emmys host? Twitter users overwhelmingly say it's the former, with many taking to the social media platform to express praise for the actor and comedian. The awards show, which aired on Fox, sparked about 1 million tweets, according to early Nielsen Twitter TV ratings....

  • How to get the smoky eye Taraji P. Henson rocked at the Emmys

    How to get the smoky eye Taraji P. Henson rocked at the Emmys

    Just like her character Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit show "Empire," Taraji P. Henson turned heads at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in her custom Alexander Wang gown with chain shoulder straps (think more Home Depot than Chanel). Henson’s makeup, particularly her sultry smoky eyes, accentuated the...

  • Emmys hairstyles beat the heat

    Emmys hairstyles beat the heat

    When it’s as hot as it was on the Emmys red carpet, hair stylists are apparently inclined to go with the flow.  Several celebrities hit the carpet with their hair all slicked back from the hairline, and with the first two inches of their tresses looking drenched and shiny. Sarah Paulson, Taryn...

  • Emmy Awards: Jon Stewart bows out big with 3 wins for 'Daily Show'

    Emmy Awards: Jon Stewart bows out big with 3 wins for 'Daily Show'

    It may have been Stephen Colbert who told us we'd meet again some sunny day, but it was his friend and mentor Jon Stewart who returned on a starry night. The performer's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" was the big winner among late-night series at the Emmys on Sunday, taking all three of the...

  • Jill Soloway leads ladies night at the Emmys

    Jill Soloway leads ladies night at the Emmys

    Jill Soloway became the third woman to take home an Emmy for directing for a comedy series for her work on “Transparent,” joining Betty Thomas for “Dream On” and Gail Mancuso for “Modern Family.” The accomplishment is not one that Soloway takes lightly, as evidenced by both her acceptance speech...

  • The Emmy Awards celebrated diversity but missed this key opportunity

    The Emmy Awards celebrated diversity but missed this key opportunity

    This year's Emmy Awards show was labeled a celebration of diversity. But producers missed a prime opportuinity to tip a hat to one of the most popular series about African-Americans, "The Game." The ceremony overlooked "The Game" in the "final curtain" montage about shows that ended this year....

  • Jackie Collins overlooked in Emmys 'In Memoriam' tribute

    Jackie Collins overlooked in Emmys 'In Memoriam' tribute

    "In Memorium" tributes at awards shows have gotten notice in recent years for who is included — and who's not. At this Emmys, one glaring omission was author Jackie Collins, who died Saturday after a battle with breast cancer. She was 77. See the most-read stories in Entertainment this hour >> ...

  • Andy Samberg should have thanked FX head John Landgraf for opening number

    Andy Samberg should have thanked FX head John Landgraf for opening number

    Do Andy Samberg and the TV academy owe a royalty check to FX Networks chief John Landgraf? The executive last August caused quite a stir when he declared that "there is simply too much television." Landgraf was commenting on the rapidly increasing number of original scripted series. According to...

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