After 3 years of sliding ratings, The Emmy telecast showed remarkable gains in viewship. Ratings were up 8.1% over last year – largely due to efforts by the show’s Host – Neil Patrick Harris.
The night included a wonderfully executed opening number, a hilarious feature about the internet from Harris, and a few memorable Emmy moments. One of our favorite moments was Kristin Chenoweth’s acceptance speech for best supporting actress in a comedy. Chenoweth, best known for her role as Glenda in Broadway’s smash hit Wicked, won for her role in the recently canceled show Pushing Daisies. The innovative show was well-recieved by critics, but was unable to gain a large following.
Neil Patrick Harris Opens the Show:
Kristin Chenoweth Acceptance Speech: