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Emmy Awards ceremony to air on a weeknight

July 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Emmy Awards is switching things up this year. The ceremony will air on a weeknight instead of its traditional Sunday slot.

The 66th Primetime Emmys, which honors prime-time TV's best, is set to air on Monday, Aug. 25, NBC and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced. A host has not yet been announced.

The reason for the switch? The network cited a potential conflict with NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The Emmy ceremony rotates annually among the major networks and is required to air the week after the creative arts Emmy ceremony.

The creative arts awards, which honor technical and other achievements, were already set for Aug. 16.

Sunday has become the home for most major awards shows, including the Oscars, which airs March 2 on ABC7.

NBC says the last time the Emmy ceremony was held on a Monday was in May 1976.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.