ABC, NBC Likely to Win Big at Emmys According to Zap2it Users
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC and NBC will be celebrating big wins at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16 if the TV watchers at Zap2it.com have it right. In advance of the upcoming Emmy season, Zap2it polled its audience of TV lovers to find out which shows are most deserving of Emmy Awards. They chose ABC's mysterious drama "Lost" and NBC's "docu-reality" comedy "The Office" as their favorites in online voting which ran from July 9-16. The poll is part of an ongoing effort by Zap2it to give its engaged community of users a voice. In the "Drama Series" category, "Lost" beat nine popular shows and came out on top with 23.4% of the vote. A last-minute surge propelled the ABC show past NBC's freshman offering, "Friday Night Lights" centering on high school football in rural Texas. "FNL" ended up in second place with 19.8% of votes. Competition in the "Comedy Series" category was not as close. The leading vote-getter by a wide margin was NBC's "The Office," which took home the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy in 2006. The show documenting the workplace interactions of employees at the Dunder-Mifflin paper supply company cornered 36.2% of the vote. The next most popular show was ABC's hit "Ugly Betty," starring newcomer America Ferrera; it garnered 17.9% of the popular vote. "No one is more passionate about TV than the viewer," says Zap2it's Managing Editor Brill Bundy. "They can recognize quality and they reward it with their loyalty." Nominations for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday, July 19, 2007. The Awards which take place on Sunday, September 16 will be broadcast by FOX. Zap2it will have full coverage of the all the Emmy proceedings from news stories to blog posts to photo galleries and more. Zap2it is the leading online entertainment network reaching more than 3 million influential TV and movie fans each month with flagship site (http://www.zap2it.com) and the more than 300 affiliate web sites carrying Zap2it's new TV listings, movie show times and exclusive entertainment coverage. About Zap2it Zap2it is the online entertainment destination for TV and movie fans who want to stay connected to popular shows, films, events, celebrities and to other fans. The Zap2it.com flagship site and extensive network of newspaper and media affiliate partners covering top DMAs provides advertisers deep reach among an influential and engaged audience. Zap2it is produced by Tribune Media Services, a division of Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB). For more information, visit http://www.zap2it.com/mediakit. Tribune Media Services' Entertainment Products division is a leading provider of print, online and on-screen entertainment listings and editorial information to newspapers and online media, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. For more information about TMS and its products and services, visit http://www.tms.tribune.com. CONTACT: Mark Yamada Marketing Manager Zap2it.com Office: 310.452.6020 Cell: 310.804.0372 Email: email@example.com
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