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As we previously reported, HLN, the network hosting the the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy awards, is shaking up the beloved broadcast by interviewing the winners of the top seven categories on stage immediately following their acceptance speeches! On the heels of the announcement, Soap Opera Network hit the red carpet for the Television Academy hosted Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee Reception to get a few of the stars’ takes on celebrities Giada De Laurentiis, Sheryl Underwood, Julie Chen, Sam Champion and A.J. Hammer asking the night’s biggest winners a variety of questions on air. Read on to find out whether the idea is loved — or hated!
HLN, the network hosting the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, announced today that the format of the beloved awards celebration is about to be made over: For the first time in the ceremony’s history, the winners of the top seven categories will be interviewed on stage immediately following their acceptance speeches!
In addition to announcing more presenters for the "40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards," airing LIVE on Sunday, June 16 from 8-10:00 PM ET, HLN has also named "Good Morning America's Sam Champion and their very own A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade as hosts of the telecast. Additionally, the network has announced that Hammer will host the LIVE red carpert special "Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys," which will lead into the awards telecast. Hammer is the host of HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" series airing Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 PM - midnight, ET.
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” won the week of August 27, 2012, ranking as the No. 1 morning newscast in both Total Viewers (5.386 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.969 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. “GMA” outperformed NBC’s “Today” (4.503 million and 1.817 million, respectively) by +883,000 Total Viewers and +152,000 Adults 25-54, scoring its largest margins over “Today” in more than 18 years in both measures – since w/o 5/16/94 and w/o 8/15/94, respectively. Additionally, Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! is the dominant morning news website, leading NBC’s Today.com by millions of pageviews and unique users. In July 2012, 24 million people visited Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo!.
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