ABC, NBC Likely to Win Big at Emmys According to Zap2it Users

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Zap2it

    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 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.
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