The Golden Globes returned to broadcast tv this 12 months, not with a bang however with a whimper. NBC‘s Tuesday evening telecast of the eightieth annual ceremony introduced in simply 6.3M individuals, in keeping with Nielsen knowledge.
It marks the bottom viewers ever for the Golden Globes, which had already plummeted to only 6.9M in 2021. That was barely a 3rd of the scale of 2020’s 18.3M. Final 12 months’s ceremony wasn’t televised following revelations a couple of lack of range and allegations of impropriety throughout the HFPA, the group awarding the Globes.
So, add in the truth that the present was held on a Tuesday, and it is smart that viewership would decline much more. The published didn’t carry out within the advertiser-targeted 18-49 demographic, both. With a 1.1 ranking, it was fairly a bit decrease than 2021’s 1.5 ranking.
The one time something associated to the Globes did worse was in 2008 throughout the writers strike when the HFPA mainly simply held a press convention in lieu of a ceremony. That acquired 6M viewers.
The Globes have been beforehand held on a Sunday evening. But it surely is smart that NBC (or any broadcast community for that matter) wouldn’t wish to sacrifice the Sunday primetime spot for such a minuscule viewers, particularly if it meant chopping into Sunday Night time Soccer, which might generate no less than triple the viewers even on a nasty evening. This previous Sunday, the Lions-Packers common season finale averaged 23.6M viewers.
Even on a weeknight, NBC had competitors. It did handle to win primetime in common whole viewers, however not by a lot. CBS got here in shut second with a mean 6.1M individuals watching its FBI trilogy. In fact, CBS and NBC have been solely competing for the primetime spot on the east coast, because the Globes aired coast-to-coast and CBS’ scripted lineup didn’t.
These numbers don’t embody any viewing through Peacock or digital platforms, so the ultimate viewership tally will to go up — although doubtless not sufficient to make a really significant distinction. These numbers aren’t obtainable fairly but, as they’ll include dwell+3-day delayed viewing.
Awards have been handed out Tuesday to Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly’s Angela Bassett, The Fabelmans and director Steven Spielberg, The whole lot All over the place All at As soon as’s Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, Elvis himself Austin Butler, Abbott Elementary and its creator-star Quinta Brunson, and the White Lotus and star Jennifer Coolidge, amongst others. See the total listing of winners right here.