Golden Globes tv rankings slumped to a brand new low of simply 6.3 million viewers, even because the troubled award present tried to bounce again from its current scandals, broadcaster NBC’s preliminary figures confirmed Wednesday.
Back From Racism Scandal, Golden Globes’ TV Ratings Touch New Low
The viewers on Tuesday evening fell from 6.9 million in 2021 — itself an enormous drop suffered through the Covid-19 pandemic, when award exhibits had been held remotely — and was down from greater than 18 million in 2020.
The Globes weren’t televised in any respect final 12 months, when NBC pulled the plug on account of outrage over the shortage of variety and alleged moral shortcomings of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the awards.
Tuesday’s rankings — the bottom ever for a full Golden Globes gala on NBC, and marginally greater than the viewers for a stripped-down press convention held to announce winners through the Hollywood writers’ strike in 2008 — will add to uncertainty over the Globes’ future.
The occasion has no tv deal presently in place from subsequent 12 months. NBC tore up its longstanding multi-12 months Globes broadcast deal, and solely agreed to convey again this 12 months’s present on a one-off foundation.
Still, the eightieth Golden Globes on Tuesday evening noticed many A-listing stars return to the occasion’s Beverly Hills gala, with Steven Spielberg successful finest director, Colin Farrell gathering finest actor in a comedy, and Eddie Murphy receiving a lifetime achievement award.
While the presence of so many stars urged many in Hollywood are pleased with the reforms the HFPA has just lately enacted — together with the admission of Black members, after a Los Angeles Times expose revealed the group had none — questions stay.
A plan by US billionaire Todd Boehly to spin off the awards present right into a for-revenue entity and pay salaries to members has raised eyebrows.
And a number of outstanding winners didn’t attend on Tuesday, citing scheduling difficulties, together with Cate Blanchett, who gained the very best actress in a drama award for “Tar.”
In an electronic mail to AFP, an NBC spokesman identified that the “Globes historically airs on Sunday nights,” when rankings are normally greater, and in earlier years benefited from following an NFL sport on the channel.
The awards had been moved to a Tuesday night slot this 12 months to keep away from clashing with the wildly widespread American soccer league.
Updated last figures together with rankings from streaming platform Peacock, which additionally confirmed the Globes stay on Tuesday, might be issued at a later date.
Live tv rankings have slumped usually for awards present in recent times, as youthful audiences specifically change the way in which they eat leisure, gravitating extra towards social media and streaming.
But the Oscars final March bounced again considerably from their pandemic hunch, recording over 16 million US viewers, up from round 10 million a 12 months earlier.
At Tuesday evening’s Globes, Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” was named finest drama and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” starring Farrell, gained finest comedy.
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