Golden Globes rat­ings down this year

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LIFE - JAKE COYLE

NEW YORK — Pre­lim­i­nary fig­ures from Nielsen show that Sun­day night’s Golden Globes were watched by 18.6 mil­lion view­ers in the U.S., a slight drop from the 19.1 mil­lion that tuned in last year.

The NBC broad­cast dipped de­spite an en­vi­able lead-in from the nail-biter NFL Wild Card game be­tween the Philadel­phia Ea­gles and the Chicago Bears. This year’s nom­i­nees also fea­tured a num­ber of hit films, in­clud­ing Black Pan­ther and A Star is Born. The night’s best drama pic­ture win­ner, Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, has made US$743.1 mil­lion world­wide.

Hosted by San­dra Oh and Andy Sam­berg, the 76th Globes at least stopped re­cent dra­matic rat­ings skids for awards shows like the Os­cars and Gram­mys. Last year’s Globes fell five per cent and 11 per cent among those aged 18-49. This time, view­er­ship in that key de­mo­graphic in­creased four per cent.

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