The Jimmy Kimmel Live host - who helms the Emmys telecast for the first time this year - told USA Today that he hopes to be a hit with viewers.
"I'd like to do a very good job, so I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself," Kimmel noted.
He added more humorously: "I love TV. I watch five or six hours a day, I even watch on a small TV under my [host] desk during commercial breaks. There's a reason my body is in the shape it's in."
Jimmy Kimmel Live is also nominated in the 'Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series' category against The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live and nine-time winner The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Kimmel joked of his chances of winning: "I would think by now Jon [Stewart] is sick of thanking people. Who's left to thank, the lady who grooms your dog?"
The late-night presenter previously promised that the Emmys telecast will feature "the biggest prank ever pulled".
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday at 8pm ET on ABC.
Watch a teaser for the Primetime Emmy Awards below: