emmyUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 18, 2009 – NBC will broadcast the “62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards” live on Sunday, August 29 (8-11 p.m. ET; other time zones delayed), it was announced today by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

“NBC is excited to host television’s biggest night with the Primetime Emmy Awards,” said Telegdy. “Scheduling and announcing the telecast for August 29 this early in the awards cycle will give the Television Academy and NBC a head start on creative discussions.”

The first time NBC broadcast the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006 — due to the scheduling of the network’s popular NFL Football franchise Sunday nights in September — it was the highest-rated entertainment program of that summer. It still ranks as the highest-rated Emmy Awards telecast of the past four years.

Nominations for the “62nd Primetime Emmy Awards” will be announced Thursday, July 8 at 5:40 a.m. (PT) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif..