Emmys by the Numbers: HBO Holds Off Streaming Surge With Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Premium cable channel had to share last year’s win with Netflix

Last Updated: September 23, 2019 @ 9:07 AM

HBO came out on top at the 71st annual Primetime Emmys on Sunday with 34 wins, thanks in large part to the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”

And this time, the premium cable channel didn’t have to share its first place win with Netflix — which it did last year, when the two tied with 23 Emmys apiece. Netflix came in second with 27 wins, including prizes for comedy “Russian Doll” and drama “Ozark.” Amazon Prime Video was the third-place network with 15 Emmys, which were mostly divided between comedies “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Fleabag.”

Behind the Top 3 networks were National Geographic with eight wins, NBC with seven, and CNN and FX with five apiece.

In the individual series race, the final season of “Game of Thrones” was the biggest winner at the 2019 Emmys, with a total of 12 golden ladies, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage.

HBO’s limited series “Chernobyl” came in second with 10 wins, including Outstanding Limited Series. Prime Video’s “Mrs. Maisel” was third with eight wins, and Nat Geo’s documentary film “Free Solo” was fourth with seven awards.

In a surprising upset, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” picked up six Emmys, shutting out perennial winner “Veep” to become TV’s top comedy. Waller-Bridge won for lead comedic actress, a prize that had been expected to go to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Find the complete list of winners here and see the breakdown by network and show below.

Wins by Network:
HBO – 34
Netflix – 27
Prime Video – 15
National Geographic – 8
NBC – 7
CNN – 5
FX Networks – 5
CBS – 4
Fox – 4
Hulu – 4
VH1 – 4
YouTube – 4
SundanceTV – 3
CW – 2
ABC – 1
Apple Music – 1
BBC America – 1
NASA TV – 1
Oculus Store – 1
Twitch – 1

Wins by Show:
Game of Thrones – 12
Chernobyl – 10
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 8
Free Solo – 7
Fleabag – 6
Love, Death & Robots – 5
Saturday Night Live – 5
Fosse/Verdon – 4
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – 4
Queer Eye – 4
RuPaul’s Drag Race – 4
Age of Sail – 3
Barry – 3
Russian Doll – 3
State of the Union – 3
The Handmaid’s Tale – 3
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – 2
Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) – 2
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 2
Our Planet – 2
Ozark – 2
Rent – 2
Succession – 2
United Shade of America With W. Kamau Bell – 2
When They See Us – 2

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