The only thing television fans may love as much as watching their favorite shows is seeing the cast and crew behind those programs win awards for their work. Of course, there is no greater recognition in television than the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held for the 70th time on Monday, Sept. 17.
Each year the Emmy Awards are presented to “recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media,” according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Excellence presents itself in programs both large and small, including many individual television events that aired over the past year. The most highly anticipated awards will be those coveted by the series viewers love the most.
24/7 Wall St. has identified the 40 most popular Emmy-nominated shows, based on the number of user ratings on the movie and television info site Internet Movie Database (IMDb) as well as the number of views each show’s Wikipedia page has received over the past year. These are the programs that audiences are most interested in, and are most invested in.