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How to Watch the 2022 Daytime Emmys

Whether on live TV or through streaming services, there are lots of ways to watch this year’s ceremony.

It can be hard to keep track of “awards season” now that it seems to last the whole year long. Not to worry; it’s our job to figure out these things for you. Next up on the awards docket is the Daytime Emmys, the Primetime Emmys’ forgotten kid sibling.

If you get local channels, you can watch the 49th Annual Daytime Emmys live on CBS on June 24 at 9 p.m. ET. However, that’s not the only way you can watch it—keep reading to find out more.

Missing out on CBS?

You don’t need a cable subscription to watch CBS and other local channels like ABC and PBS. All you need is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

What are the Daytime Emmys?

The Daytime Emmys are the home for all the shows that air between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. All the shows stuck on permanent repeat in doctor’s offices and your parents’ houses: your Wheel of Fortunes, your Kelly Clarkson Shows, your Days of Our Lives-es. This year’s event (June 24, 9 p.m. ET on CBS or Paramount+) will be hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of Entertainment Tonight fame.

This year, the Daytime Emmys are live and in person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The ceremony covers a wide range of TV awards, including Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Culinary Series, and Outstanding Game Show.

As anyone at CableTV.com could tell you, “TV” is a wide label that covers more and more content every year. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized that the industry was ever-changing and created a whole new event—the Daytime Emmys—as a spinoff of the Primetime Emmys in 1974.

The Daytime Emmys aren’t the only spinoff to come out of the Emmys. There are also separate events for News and Documentary as well as Sports. The Daytime Emmys themselves are actually split into two events: some winners were already announced at the Creative Arts and Lifestyle livestream on June 18.

You can stream all archived ceremonies on the official Emmys website.

Where to watch the Daytime Emmys

Like most mainstream award shows, the Daytime Emmys are live on local TV. 2022’s Daytime Emmys ceremony will air on June 24 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. You can also watch the ceremony on demand after the fact on the official Emmys website.

How to watch the Daytime Emmys on CBS

The Daytime Emmys will air on CBS on June 24 at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch CBS with a cable package, but since it’s a local channel, you can also access it without cable if you have an over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

Some streaming services also broadcast CBS live, like Youtube TV and Hulu + Live TV. For a full list of our recommendations, head over to our Best Live TV Streaming Services of 2022.

How to watch the Daytime Emmys on Paramount+

Since CBS has the rights to this year’s Daytime Emmys, they’ll be available to stream live on June 24 at 9 p.m. ET with Paramount+. The catch is that CBS’s local TV streaming is only available with its Premium plan. If you have the cheaper Essential plan, you’ll have to wait and watch the ceremony on demand sometime after its initial airing.

Plan Price Live CBS? Details
Essential (with ads) $4.99/mo. View Plan

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Premium (without ads) $9.99/mo. View Plan

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How to watch the Daytime Emmys for free

You don’t have to pay a dime to watch the Daytime Emmys—as long as you don’t mind spoilers. All Emmys ceremonies are available not live, but on demand on the official Emmys website.

You will need an Emmys login, but it only asks for an email address and not a credit card. There’s one notable drawback: none of the VODs have captions. Come on, Emmys, it’s 2022.

Pro tip: When I signed up for an Emmys account, it automatically pulled my profile picture from Gravatar without asking. Keep this in mind if you’re signing up with a Gravatar–linked email address.

Based on the 2022 Tony Awards, CBS’s website might also provide select clips on demand sometime after the show airs.

And the nominees are . . .

The Daytime Emmys cover a wide range of television, including soap operas, talk shows, and cooking shows. Here are just a few of the categories and their nominees.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

  • Beyond Salem, Peacock
  • The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • General Hospital, ABC
  • The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

  • The Drew Barrymore Show, Syndicated
  • The Kelly Clarkson Show, Syndicated
  • Today Show with Hoda & Jenna, NBC
  • Hot Ones, Complex Networks
  • LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, Syndicated

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

  • GMA3: What You Need to Know, ABC
  • Red Table Talk, Facebook Watch
  • Tamron Hall, Syndicated
  • Peace of Mind with Taraji, Facebook Watch
  • Red Table Talk: The Estefans, Facebook Watch
  • Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, Disney+

Outstanding Culinary Series

  • Barefoot Contessa: Modern Comfort Food, Food Network
  • Counter Space, VICE TV
  • Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, Food Network
  • Mary McCartney Serves It Up, Discovery+
  • Valerie’s Home Cooking, Food Network
Days of Our Lives
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts
Guy's Ranch Kitchen

Where’d the animation go?

If you’re a fan of the Daytime Emmys, you might notice something missing from this year’s nominees. 2022 marks the first year that children’s shows get their own Emmy event separate from the grown-up daytime dramas and courtroom shows.

The 2022 Children’s and Family Emmys will happen on December 11 and will feature seven new categories in addition to the ones that previously would have been a part of the Daytime Emmys. LeVar Burton will receive the Children’s and Family Emmys’ first Lifetime Achievement award.

Personally, we’re excited to see what shows are nominated for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. Last year’s nominees included Hilda, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, and Amphibia.

We know for sure that the Children’s and Family Emmys will be available to stream on demand on the official Emmys website, but it is so far unclear if it will air live anywhere else.

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