Since the day one of the debut of ‘Blue Bloods’, it has been on the list of must watch. The crime drama has been on air for 10 seasons now, and is currently gearing for a 11th Season.
Though the show has had huge numbers, it has managed to be nominated for only one Emmy over a course of over 10 years. It could have been better right?
- A ‘Blue Bloods’ story
- Why does Emmy leave out ‘Blue Bloods’?
A ‘Blue Bloods’ story
Following the Reagan family, Blue Bloods takes us through a story where the entire Reagan family has a history of working in the law enforcement, and they work day and night to solve crime cases and put criminals behind bars.
Frank Reagan played by Tom Selleck serves as the NYPD Commissioner, his oldest son Danny played by Donnie Wahlberg is a detective serving under him, his son Jamie played by Will Estes is an NYPD sergeant, and hi daughter Erin played by Bridget Moynahan is an Assistant District Attorney. Other members of the family function also function within the local police department.
Though we are getting closer to Season 11 with every passing day,
We’re starting to wonder, why ‘Blue Bloods’ doesn’t get nominated for a lot of awards.
Nonetheless, we are very sure of how deserving ‘Blue Bloods’ is for an award, and though fans have been constantly vouching for it, the path to success is still not clear.
Why does Emmy leave out ‘Blue Bloods’?
The show has been on air for 10 seasons now, and what could be better proof of viewership, than this? The show has had on and off an average 12.95 million, and has also managed to make it to the top 10 shows. The show has enjoyed a large and dedicated fan base since Day 1, thereby keeping the show on air for such a long time.
But Emmy nominations seem to care a little less about the numbers. Over the last 10 years it has been nominated for one Emmy, that is Outstanding Stunt Coordination For a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie back in 2013. The show has everything starting from great storylines to near perfect actors, then what is keeping Emmy at bay from ‘Blue Bloods’? Let’s take a look at the possible reasons.
- Too old to be nominated
Though a show being on air for too long dosent mean it cannot mean it cannot be nominated for Emmy, but the older the show, the lesser are the chances, with exceptions ofcourse. The new kid on the block gets more attention than usual, even from the Emmy voters. They tend to nominate and focus more of their attention on new and innovative shows. The quality of the show has remained undoubtedly great over the 10 years, but it hasn’t really done anything out of the box to grab attention.
- Police procedurals are the kind of shows that attract Emmy
Though they rack up viewers in millions, these are not the kind of shows that Emmy is a fan of. Though shows like “NCIS,” “The Mentalist” and “Criminal Minds” consistently attract more than 14 million viewers per week and are audience favourites, they hardly earn Emmy nominations says Los Angeles Times.
Emmy is attracted to more of what’s flashy and in trend than the ones which tend to have a fixed formula and routine. The new ones are constantly bringing you twists at every 10 seconds and keeping you on the edge which is quite a contrast when it comes to police procedurals. Procedurals tend to have the format of one story per episode unlike the other.
- Blue Bloods has a not too good timeslot
The young generation are the ones who drive the fan and show campaigns on social media thereby creating the hype, and most of them are out partying on Friday nights. So the ones who tune in to Blue Bloods every Friday night, are not the younger viewers. But nonetheless, the show has managed to keep up model ratings and shines is completely because of the extraordinary plotlines and the acting of the actors.
All done and said, it is never too late. With the Season 11 of the show on the way, Blue Bloods can definetely create a breakthrough if they want to.
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