Emmys: ‘The Voice’ Wins Award That Has Eluded ‘American Idol’ 9 Times

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The NBC talent show won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition after only its second nomination

“The Voice” just notched another win over its Fox rival, “American Idol.”

After bumping “Idol” from the category last year, “The Voice” won the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday after only its second nomination in the category.

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“Idol,” by comparison, was nominated nine times in the category without a win. Additionally, “The Voice” beat the category favorite, CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” won the award every one of the category’s first seven years, and nine out of its first 10. Bravo’s “Top Chef” interrupted its streak when it won the award in 2010, but “Amazing Race” came back to win the next two years.

Executive producer and showrunner Mark Burnett accepted the award for “The Voice.”

Last weekend, the show won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for lighting.

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Aside from pushing “Idol” out of the Emmy race, “The Voice” bested the Fox show among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic last season. It returns for its fifth season on Monday at 8/7c.