Reminder: don’t schedule your Emmys party for Sunday

Usually, the Emmy Awards ceremony — the television industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards — happens on Sunday night. But not this year. For 2018, the biggest night in television will begin on Monday night instead, so your viewing party probably shouldn’t be on the weekend per usual, unless you’re planning on hosting a sleepover.

The schedule may seem annoying, but there’s a good reason for the shift: broadcaster NBC wants to avoid conflicts with Sunday Night Football, an event that has historically limited viewership numbers for the Emmys. Given that awards shows in general have seen declining viewership numbers over the past five years, NBC is making a common-sense decision to control one potential influencing factor. The last time…

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Author: Patricia Hernandez

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