Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best

LOS ANGELES- Want to support fan faves "Yellowstone," "NCIS," and "Young Sheldon" at the Emmys? Conserve your energy.

They and other ratings achievements failed to have an impact on Monday's nominees

Instead, the money went to shows like "Stranger Things" and "Squid Game" that are liked by critics or have a higher level of coolness.

Fans might find these omissions annoying, but experts in the industry see them as proof that television's most prestigious award is doing its job,

programmes. The public was aware of the nominated candidates," said television producer and writer William Rosenthal.

This was the case for most of the 20th century, but today "it's a completely new ballgame, with over 500 series and worldwide series."