Primetime Emmy Awards

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The Primetime Emmy Awards, or Primetime Emmys, are part of the extensive range of Emmy Awards for artistic and technical merit for the American television industry. Bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Primetime Emmys are presented in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. The award categories are divided into three classes: the regular Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor technical and other similar behind-the-scenes achievements, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards for recognizing significant contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Award" until the International Emmy Award and the Daytime Emmy Award were created in the early 1970s to expand the Emmy to other sectors of the television industry.

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Primetime Emmy Award
Current: 75th Primetime Emmy Awards
Awarded forExcellence in primetime television
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awardedJanuary 25, 1949; 74 years ago (1949-01-25)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC (1967, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1993–94, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
CBS (1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2021)
NBC (1955–65, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022)
Fox (1987–92, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, 2023)

The Primetime Emmy Awards generally air every September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season. Since 1995, the Emmys have been broadcast in rotation among the four major networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC), each network taking turns to air the ceremony every four years. If NBC broadcasts it, the ceremony is moved to Monday night (in 2006, 2010, and 2014, NBC aired in late-August), so that it does not conflict with NBC's commitment to broadcasting Sunday-night NFL games (due to another conflict, this time with the MTV Video Music Awards, the 2014 ceremony was also shifted to a Monday).[1] The 2018 ceremony and 2022 ceremony, both broadcast by NBC, was moved back to September and aired on a Monday.