- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Daytime Emmys falter

The Daytime Emmy Awards hit an all-time ratings low Sunday when it debuted on the CW after a long run on the Big Three networks, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The awards show drew an average of 2.3 million viewers. That’s down 50 percent from last year when the awards show aired on ABC.

After alternating among the Big Three networks for years, NBC took itself out of the rotation four years ago when the awards show continued to air on ABC and CBS.

Following all-time low ratings in 2006 and 2008, CBS opted not to renew its deal this year, leaving the awards show without a home until the CW stepped in.

On the bright side, the Daytime Emmys added viewers steadily through the 8-10 p.m. Sunday telecast, THR says.

AM’s show uncertain

DJ AM’s unexpected death Friday left uncertain the fate of his upcoming MTV series, says Broadcastingcable.com, citing a report from Daily Variety.

The star, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, was found dead in New York; media reports said investigators suspected the possibility of a drug overdose.

Mr. Goldstein’s eight-episode series,”Gone Too Far,” was set to bow Oct. 5.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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