So I know there was the opening game at the new Cowboys Stadium on television Sunday night (with a victory killing field goal and all), BUT… if you weren’t caught up in that, there was also the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy award show and this year I have to admit, the show was outstanding!Â Yah, yah, I know what you’re thinking…another awards show (cue the yawn…and wake me up when the news is on) Well…if we were talking about the Emmy’s of years past I would agree…but not this year!Â This year, with Neil Patrick Harris as host, the Emmy’s can now boast definitively that they are back and better than ever before!Â
Anyone who tuned in from the beginning of the show was immediately treated to the terrific opening number, Put Down the Remote performed by Mr. Harris.Â This song and dance routine poked fun at subjects ranging from the broadcast industry and their lack of ratings to Paula Abdul being gone from American Idol. It even pointed out how cute Mad Men’s Jon Hamm really is.Â
According to zap2it.com (a product of Tribune Media Services that publishes ratings numbers for televised shows) although the NFL won the night with 18.5 million viewers, the Emmy’s showed their best numbers in three years with 13.3 million viewers!Â
Mr. Harris has made watching the Emmy’s beyond the red carpet, worth watching again!
And if you were one of the 18.5 million viewers watching the Cowboys lose to the Giants, you still have a chance to view the opening number, Â Put Down the Remote. Just click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTdYsFUSdnM
Now….let’s see if the Oscar’s can beat that!