LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — As with many televised awards galas in recent years, the Golden Globes has seen its ratings slump, but unlike many of its peers, there were some bright spots this year for the veteran awards show.
The three-hour show, which was broadcast on Sunday night on NBC, was watched by 18.6 million viewers, according to NBC, making for the smallest Golden Globes audience in three years.
However, as Entertainment Weekly noted, the telecast actually saw an uptick among the coveted 18-49 demographic. In 2018, the Golden Globes averaged a 5.0 rating for the demo but improved to 5.2 in 2019, a modest bump of 4%.
Other awards shows in recent years have endured similar ratings setbacks. The Emmys drooped by 10%, while the Grammys and CMA Awards slid by 24% and 29% respectively. Even the granddaddy of awards shows, the Academy Awards, were off by 19% in 2018.
With comedian Andy Samberg and actor Sandra Oh handled the hosting duties at the Golden Globes this year, the show was still the most watched network content on Sunday night. The Golden Globes handily bested NBC’s rivals, with CBS’s ‘God Friended Me’ earning 7.16m viewers during the 8pm timeslot and leading into NCIS: Los Angeles, which was watched by 7.59m viewers an hour later.