Cable Networks Shine at Primetime Emmy Awards

Cable networks had a strong showing at last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 26 awards presented, 17 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.

HBO led the way with six awards, including four for miniseries “Game Change.” Showtime captured four Emmys, all for its drama series “Homeland.” FX won three awards, including two for comedian Louis C.K. Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger each won for their performances in History Channel’s “Hatfields & McCoys.“ Comedy Central (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and AMC (Aaron Paul in “Breaking Bad”) rounded out the cable network winners.

FX, History Channel, Comedy Central and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

The Emmys: Who Should Win, Who Will?

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday and USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco today shared his annual predictions of who will win, as well as who he thinks should win, in each major Emmy category. If Bianco is on the mark, AMC, FX, Showtime, HBO and CBS will reign.