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Golden Globes 2023 ratings: 26% down from 2021 show

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Ratings are available for the 2023 Golden Globes, revealing how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards show fared in its return to NBC.

Aired live coast-to-coast from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm ET on Tuesday on NBC and broadcast on Peacock, the 80th annual Golden Globes hosted by Jerrod Carmichael drew a rating of 1.1 and 6.3 million viewers, down 26% and 9% respectively from the last Globes broadcast.

According to NBC, the Globes was the “most social special event in the entire television season (linear and streaming), both in terms of social engagement and social video views,” and Golden Globe Awards content on the E ! News platforms and NBC Digital “gained nearly 11 million digital pageviews and video views, a 54% increase from 2021.”

NBC will roll out combined Peacock and digital ratings when Nielsen Live + 3 Day data becomes available.

In March 2021, the last time the Globe aired on NBC, the 78th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler, drew just 6.9 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18 and older. to 49 years, according to time zone adjusted figures for the Sunday program. , which was a bicoastal and virtual affair amid the pandemic. (The last pre-pandemic Globe ceremony, in January 2020, drew 18.3 million viewers.)

The Globes lost NBC as a broadcast partner for the 79th show in 2022, following a Los Angeles Times report that detailed new allegations of questionable financial practices within the small, isolated organization, as well as a poor track record for diversity and representation ( including a whole lack of black members). Instead, the HFPA held the 2022 Golden Globes as a private ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, without any candidates in attendance.

Last September, following a letter sent by the HFPA’s new president, Helen Hoehne, detailing the reforms undertaken by the HFPA, NBC announced that it had entered into a one-year Golden Globes broadcast contract with the Globes organization and producer, Dick Clark Productions, “which allows the HFPA and DCP to explore new domestic and global distribution opportunities on a variety of platforms in the future.” The 2023 program received its Tuesday placement due to NFL football that Sunday and the NCAA national championship game taking place that Monday, according to NBC. (The Critics Choice Awards had already scheduled the event for the following Sunday, January 15.)

During Tuesday’s Globes, held once again at the Beverly Hilton, ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and HBO’s “House of the Dragon” and “The White Lotus” emerged with TV’s top honors, while “The Fabelmans” from Universal and “The Banshees” from Searchlight from Inisherin” were the top winners in the film categories. See the full list of 2023 Golden Globe winners here.

Additionally, Globe winner and six-time nominee Eddie Murphy received the 2023 Cecil B. DeMille Award, while Ryan Murphy, a five-time Golden Globe winner and 16-time nominee, received the Carol Burnett Award.

Globo is far from the only award show that has seen a drop in viewership recently, with most in steady decline since before the pandemic.

In September, the Emmys dropped 25% from 2021 in total viewers and hit a new ratings low. Aired on a Monday, as the Emmys always do when they’re on NBC due to “Sunday Night Football,” the 74th Emmy Awards, hosted by Kenan Thompson, had a 1.0 rating among adults ages 18-49, the statistic lowest-ever demo award for the Emmy. The show drew 5.9 million total viewers compared to its 2021 airing on CBS which grossed 7.9 million. This was also a new low and in stark contrast to the previous year’s show, which marked a reversal in the Emmys’ steady decline in audience size.

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