Cable Nets Again Rule Primetime Emmy

Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 18 major awards presented, 15 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.

HBO led the way with seven awards, including two each for miniseries “Behind the Candelabra” and comedy series “Veep,” and one each for drama series “The Newsroom” and “Boardwalk Empire,” and variety special “Louis C.K.: Oh My God.”

Showtime captured three Emmys, one each for comedy series “Nurse Jackie,” drama series “Homeland,” and miniseries “The Big C: Hereafter.”

AMC’s “Breaking Bad” won two awards.  One award each for USA’s “Political Animals,” Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” and FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” rounded out the cable network winners.

FX, USA, 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.