TV Ratings: Golden Globes Decline From Last Year in Early Numbers

The 2019 Golden Globes took a small hit in the ratings compared to last year.

The telecast also drew a 12.7 rating in metered market households, down just under five percent from the 13.3 the 2018 telecast drew.

In the preliminary numbers, the awards telecast is currently at a 4.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.7 million viewers. The 2018 telecast initially drew a 4.2 rating, meaning this year’s is up approximately 7% in the early going. Last year’s show eventually rose to a 5.0 and 19 million viewers.

As the Golden Globes ran past 11 p.m. ET, these numbers are not currently time-zone adjusted and the final numbers should be available later today.

The household rating decline came in spite of the fact that the nail-biter NFL matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears led into awards telecast on NBC. The game averaged a 22.9 household rating, peaking at a 27.6 in the fifteen minutes immediately preceding the Golden Globes.

Despite the decline, the Golden Globes and NFL coverage dominated Sunday night by a substantial margin.

Awards show and live events have suffered noticeable audience erosion in recent years. Shows like the Oscars and the Emmys saw significant drop offs in their television audience this year, with the Emmys hitting an all-time viewership low back in September on NBC.

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