Skip to comments.Golden Globes deliver second-worst ratings since '95 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 01/12/2009 11:37:19 AM PST by abb
Fancy gowns and teary speeches made a comeback at Sunday's Golden Globes on NBC, but all that couldn't rescue the ceremony's ratings, with the telecast delivering its second-worst numbers since 1995.
The three-hour Globes averaged 14.6 million total viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. That was a big improvement over last year, when the writers strike led to a stripped-down, one-hour telecast seen by a total of only 6 million viewers.
But the Sunday telecast marked a steep dive from 2007, when the Globes averaged 20 million total viewers -- not to mention as recently as 2004, when the award show was encroaching on Oscar territory with an audience of 26.8 million.
It's possible that last year's interruption may have hurt the Globes. Limited constituencies for the movies nominated this year -- including "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Slumdog Millionaire" -- probably didn't help, either.
On the bright side, the Globes ranked first in every half-hour the program aired except for the 8:00-8:30 p.m. block, when CBS' "60 Minutes" was artificially inflated due to the runover in some markets from the San Diego Chargers-Pittsburgh Steelers football game.
On Fox, a two-hour special season opener of "24" averaged 12.6 million total viewers, which was slightly higher than the numbers for the series' "Redemption" TV movie that aired back in November and roughly in line with "24's" season averages across its run.
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Good, my Mom watched it just to see what the people were wearing, doesn’t care for any of the stars, I of course watched the Laker game :-) But I could hear from the other room the Obama love fest and some drunk fool from Tina Fey’s show ramble on and on about his love for Obama, sickening. Then I heard after wards some stars talking about how they all have to help Obama succeed, and I was like “Ok, so go ahead and open up your wallet then”
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There were a few hits sprinkled throughout the nominations. I think “Mamma Mia” and “Benjamin Button” made money. However, it might have helped if they’d nominate one particular movie that people really enjoyed, namely “The Dark Night”.
Have never understood people’s desire to watch other people pat themselves on the back for hours on end.
I watching Masterpiece theatre on PBS be honest Abb I don’t give rat*** about Golden Globe bunch of Euros giving award to movie I never hear of it
Awwwww, guess most of us aren’t really interested in overpaid idiots giving themselves unearned and undeserved pats on their backs and having obamagasms while doing so.
Didn’t even know it was going on. The TV was turned off after the football games were over.
Great. This is what I’ve been waiting to hear — was hoping 24 would blow it out of the water. No one even heard the political statements of those idiot hollywood people.
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WOW!!! Amazing how these tards really don't get it.....
...what are these people going to rant about when Bush is gone?
What are the golden globes for anyway? It looks like movies, but don’t the oscars cover that? Is golden globes just a “me too” award? And I think the emmies are for tv...right?
My wife watches this show, and it baffles me why she does. She listens to the crap they spew, and doesn’t think about it critically. She doesn’t agree with them, but it doesn’t bother her to hear it either. I won’t watch it.
My guess is that a good many people who voted against Obama are sick and tired of the Hollyweird set. I’ve found ways to cut my support of Hollywood by 75 to 90%. I still want to be aware of what the cultural impact of Hollywood is, so I do try to catch a lot of movies. I do think paying $5 bucks for DVDs is probably about the best I can do to reduce my support for this sordid industry.
These award shows are absolutely disgusting. Watching the public fawn over these miscreants, and watching the actors’ behavior to boot, repulses me incredibly.
It was worth it to see “Milk” and “Frost/Nixon” shut out by “Slumdog Millionaire” and Mickey Rourke. It was also fun watching Brad and Angelina getting passed over on both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice awards.
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Last week we had the Peoples’ Choice Awards followed the next night by the Critics’ Choice Awards. Last nights Globes were voted on by the international press corps and the Oscars are voted on by the unionized actors, directors, camermen, etc.
” Limited constituencies for the movies ....”
IOW “box-office bombs”.
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