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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Share Emmy Victory
As a precursor to the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast next Sunday, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won nine Creative Arts Emmy Awards, while “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX took home four trophies. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made history with their shared win in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for “Saturday Night Live,” while Peter Scolari, a late addition to the ballot after original nominee Peter MacNicol was disqualified for appearing in more than half of the season’s worth of episodes for HBO’s “Veep,” picked up the Guest Comedy Actor trophy.
Hank Azaria and Margo Martindale won for their guest spots in drama for “Ray Donovan” and “The Americans,” respectively. The second part of the Creative Arts Emmys continues on Sunday. An edited presentation of it will on FXX on Saturday, Sept. 17.
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NBA Kick-Off Game Reaches Over 25-Million Viewers
NBC is reporting 25.4 million viewers in total for the Denver Broncos’ 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl 50 rematch on NBC on Thursday. This was across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – marking the fourth consecutive year that NBC Sports’ presentation of the “NFL Kickoff” game topped 25 million viewers, according to Fast National data released by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
The NBC-only broadcast of Panthers-Broncos averaged 25.2 million viewers. The average minute audience for Thursday’s live stream via the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com, NBC.com ‘TV Everywhere,’ and NFL Mobile from Verizon was 278,000 viewers.
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