Emmys 2014: 'Modern Family' wins for comedy series

Emmys 2014: 'Modern Family' wins for comedy series
"Modern Family" wins its fifth straight Emmy for comedy series. (Peter "Hopper" Stone / ABC)

“Modern Family,” ABC’s sitcom smash, won its fifth straight Emmy as best comedy Monday night.

The show joins “Frasier” as the shows to have won the greatest number of Emmys for outstanding comedy.

Entering its sixth season, "Modern Family" remains a key component of the ABC schedule even if its ratings aren't what they once were. Last year the average total audience slipped for the second straight year and stood just below 15 million viewers per week, including DVR viewing, according to Nielsen.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, are being held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and the show is airing live on NBC.