Discovery and Science Channel Take Home Daytime Emmy(R) for Live Coverage of Historic Space Launch
“Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space” followed the launch of veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL TAKE HOME DAYTIME EMMY(R) FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF HISTORIC SPACE LAUNCH
‘Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space’ Wins For Outstanding Daytime Special Event
(LOS ANGELES) – Discovery and Science Channel won big at the 2021 Daytime Emmys(R), taking home an award for its live multiplatform event SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: America Returns to Space. The live broadcast won for Outstanding Daytime Special Event.
SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: America Returns to Space followed the launch of veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, used a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. The event, made in partnership with The Washington Post and staff writer Christian Davenport, marked the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011.
The following people were recognized for their work on SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: America Returns to Space –
OUTSTANDING DAYTIME SPECIAL EVENT
Aaron Fishman, Executive Producer
Michael J. Miller, Executive Producer
Scott Lewers, Executive Producer
Caroline Perez, Executive Producer
Gretchen Eisele, Executive Producer
Todd Hoffman, Executive Producer
Eddie Delbridge, Co-Executive Producer
Kevin Harding, Co-Executive Producer
Tarin Laughlin, Co-Executive Producer
Lindsey Foster Blumberg, Supervising Producer
Andrew Lessner, Producer
Jessica Tomke, Supervising Story Producer
Madison Williams, Segment Producer
Gayle Depoli, Consulting Producer
Dave Boone, Consulting Producer
Rachel Steinman, Consulting Producer
Sarah Barker, Consulting Producer
Christian Davenport, Co-Host/Consulting Producer
Chris Jacobs, Host
The live broadcast drove record ratings for both networks with more than 4.7 million total viewers, ranking as the #1 non-prime telecast in the history of Discovery Channel. Discovery’s launch coverage was television’s #1 telecast for the entire day across key demos. The launch also became the highest-rated telecast in the history of Science Channel, while pulling in 1.31 million total viewers.
Discovery and Science Channel continue to be leaders in covering the most incredible and historic moments in space history and achievement. Last month, Discovery announced it ordered WHO WANTS TO BE AN ASTRONAUT? (w/t), produced by Matador Content. This one-of-a-kind series offers ordinary people the chance to do something extraordinary – travel from Earth into space where they’ll live aboard the International Space Station.
The 2021 Daytime Emmy(R) Awards are a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 48th Daytime Emmy Awards aired Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network; complimentary Video On Demand offering; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.