THE 32nd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
Behind-the-Scenes Emmy Coverage
Posted Saturday, May 21, 2003 1:00:09 AM
Not everything that goes on at The Daytime Emmys makes it to the live broadcast. Some of the most memorable - and crazy - things happen behind the scenes!
AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
Erica Kane, AMC
Much ado is made about Sweeps months. But not many of this year's Emmy nominees felt very hyped up about Sweeps.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Sweeps is a term for a month-long period in which television programs pull out all the stops to get the highest ratings possible. These ratings are used to determine the amount that the networks can charge advertisers to advertise during that program. Sweeps periods come in February, May and November.
The most popular month for clips submitted by this year's nominees was actually December. 13 clips -- 8 by the men and 5 by the women -- were submitted from work during December 2004. The next most popular month was November with 12 submissions. As for the other two Sweeps months, May had 7 clips and February just 4. In case you are wondering, the most popular month for the female nominees' clips was March. December was the most popular month among all the male nominees.
In more random Emmy clip numbers, Friday was the most popular day for submissions. 16 of the clips submitted aired on a Friday. And for those playing the home game, Wednesday has 15, Monday 14 and Tuesday and Thursday each tallied 13.
Five performers submitted back-to-back episodes for their Emmy submissions this year. Some analysts think that submitting consecutive episodes allows the Emmy voters a better understanding of the work that they are viewing (and ultimately voting on). Submitting back-to-back episodes this year were Christian LeBlanc and Jack Wagner (Lead Actor), Jeff Branson (Supporting Actor), Jacob Young (Younger Actor) and the sole female on the list, Martha Byrne (Lead Actress).
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR YOUR FAVORITE SOAPS
One popular soap is currently penning a major summer storyline that involves a natural disaster. The storyline is so top secret that even the show's behind-the-scenes crew doesn't know about it.
Meanwhile, Days of our Lives is planning to focus on more traditional storytelling in the months ahead. "This summer we're going back to supercouples and love stories and we're going to have some amazing surprises," previews
). And as for the serial killer storyline... "It's not over yet," Hall noted coyly, hinting that there may very well be yet another surprise twist ahead.