Jul 19, 2012

PBS gets 58 primetime Emmy nods

Programs on PBS received 58 Emmy nominations during the early-morning announcement Thursday (July 18) in Los Angeles. The public broadcaster was topped in noncable networks only by CBS with 60 nods, and followed by NBC with 51, ABC with 48 and Fox with 26. Among cable outlets, HBO scored 81 nominations.

PubTV shows with multiple nominations include Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic with 16; Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia on Masterpiece Mystery, 13; Great Expectations on Masterpiece Classic, five; Great Performances, five; American Masters, four; Ken Burns' Prohibition, three; Masterpiece Contemporary's Page Eight, two; and Sesame Street, two.

As expected, Downton Abbey switched from miniseries to the more competitive drama category.

Last year, PBS had 43 nominations and 14 wins.

Here is a complete list of all Emmy nominations, as well as a breakdown by network.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show will broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Sept. 23 on ABC.

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