2014 Emmy Awards moved to August

Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Hollywood Stars
The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014. ©All rights reserved

The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014.
©All rights reserved

(Relaxnews) – The prestigious TV awards ceremony will take place on Monday, August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, according to an announcement by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and NBC, which will broadcast the ceremony this year.

To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, which resumes in early September, NBC has scheduled the Emmy Awards in late August, nearly one month earlier than usual. The move does not come as a surprise: NBC scheduled the Emmys in August the last two times that it aired the ceremony, in 2006 and 2010.

More surprising, however, is the news that the Emmys will take place on a Monday night rather than on a Sunday, when awards ceremonies of this kind are generally held. NBC explains this decision by the fact that the MTV Music Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday, August 24. The last Emmy Awards ceremony held on a Monday evening dates to 1976.

In 2013, the 65th Emmy Awards ceremony drew an audience of 17.6 million TV viewers, marking the highest ratings for the event since 2005. CBS brought in “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris to host.

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