UPDATE: Golden Globes With Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Draws Largest Audience In 10 Years

Tina Fey Amy Poehler Golden Globes RatingsUPDATE, 10:25 AM: In time-adjusted fast nationals, NBC‘s Golden Globes telecast drew 20.9 million viewers, up 6% over last year to rank as the most-watched Globes since 2004. In adults 18-49, the awards show’s 6.5 rating was up 2% compared with last year and a seven-year high. The Globes have now increased their numbers in both years that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have hosted.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE WITH MORE RESULTS, 6:46 AM: Maybe NBC and Dick Clark Prods. should try to make Tina Fey and Amy Poehler permanent Golden Globes hosts? A second hosting turn by the female duo, who also are set to return in 2015, resulted in another ratings bump for the awards show last night. In time-adjusted metered-market households, NBC’s three-hour live telecast drew a 14.1 household rating/21 share, up 8% from last year, which was the Globes’ best metered-market result since 2007. Now the Golden Globes hit a seven-year high, logging their best result since the January 15, 2007 telecast (16.0/23). It was the highest rating for the awards show since introducing a host in 2010. Local people meters results indicate a 4% increase in adults 18-49 from last year in the top markets. Like last year, the Golden Globes aired on a night of an NFL overrun. Last year, when the football game aired 7 minutes into the Globes telecast, this year it ended three minutes earlier, at 8:04. It was a strong AFC Divisional Playoff game in which the Denver Broncos held off the San Diego Chargers. It drew a 25.1/42 in the metered markets from 4:45-8 PM, up 5% from last year. The game also lifted CBS’ 60 Minutes (4.2 in 18-49, 17 million) at 8 PM and The Good Wife (1.8, 9.9 million) at 9 PM to season highs in the demo (though there will likely be downward adjustments in the finals, especially for 60 Minutes) and bagged the network a nightly win adults 18-49 and total viewers. At 10 PM, The Mentalist (1.7, 9.4 million) was up a tenth.

Fox’s lineup was down sharply without a big football lead-in it had last week, especially the shows that immediately followed the game. The Simpsons (2.2) was down 52%, Bob’s Burgers (1.9) was down 34%, Family Guy (2.6) was down 16%, and American Dad (2.2,) was down 12%. On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.0) was hit hard airing against the NFL game and NBC’s Golden Globes pre-show — down 38% from last week to a series low. The Bachelor: Behind The Scenes special (0.9/2) did half of what last Sunday’s Bachelor: Countdown special fetched. Revenge (1.6/4) was down 11% from last week, Betrayal (0.8) was up a tenth (14%).

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  1. They should spilt screen some of the commercial breaks and air the stars mingling.
    Tina and Amy did a good job.

  2. Viewers love watching two moderately talented, largely unattractive women take pot shots at successful men at a black tie event… yet, they are extremely sensitive when the roles are reversed.

    I’m guessing the Dicaprio “vagina” punchline wouldn’t have been as well-received by how much random penis Taylor Swift takes in a month. Or if a host were to point out how grotesque Gabourey Sidibe looks, crammed into her gown, instead of dogging Scorsese for being pint sized.

    1. Wow, you’re just full of excruciating thoughts! Feel free to share some more before even you can no longer stand yourself!

      1. I very much enjoyed Tina and Amy as hosts (their George Clooney dig was spectacularly funny) – in fact, my decision to watch the Golden Globes for the first time this year was largely because of the buzz around Tina and Amy.

        That being said, Johnny’s point is a valid one… only made more valid by the responses he is receiving to it. Clearly there is also a double standard when it comes to pointing out double standards.

  3. The introduction of Leonardo DiCaprio as a presenter was way out of line. It was offensive, mean, and denigrating to Mr. DiCaprio and the women he has dated.

  4. I just loooove that two hugely talented, gorgeous, incredibly hardworking women got under your skin. They were completely irreverent and got away with it because they were funny.

  5. I miss hosts and hostesses who are actually charming and funny without tearing people down or using genitalia jokes. It used to be nice to see a well spoken classy host in a tux or evening gown. Sorry ladies, thumbs down in my book.

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