(HorizonPost.com) – Despite garnering mixed reviews from the entertainment media, Sunday’s broadcast of the Golden Globes nearly doubled last year’s viewership, averaging 9.4 million, the Associated Press reported.
The 2023 Golden Globes broadcast, hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, only attracted 6.3 million viewers when it aired on NBC, marking the lowest audience. At its peak, the Golden Globe frequently drew nearly 20 million viewers.
This year’s ceremony likely got a ratings boost from the NFL game that preceded it.
While every award show has suffered with the decline in broadcast television, many of the problems faced by the Golden Globes were self-inflicted. After the Los Angeles Times reported that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had no black members, the organization was boycotted in Hollywood, and the 2022 Golden Globes were not broadcast on network television.
NBC brought back the Golden Globes in 2023 for a one-year trial. But with the abysmal ratings, the network dropped it after decades of hosting the event.
Its Sunday broadcast on CBS was the first to feature the revamped Golden Globes since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was dissolved. The awards are now owned by Eldridge Industries and Dick Clark Productions, with a group of 300 worldwide entertainment reporters voting for the winners.
The biopic “Oppenheimer” was the big winner on Sunday, landing the awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Actor.
In television, the HBO series “Succession” won four awards, including Best Television Drama Series.
Much was made of actress Lily Gladstone’s win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
Gladstone, who starred in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” gave part of her acceptance speech in her native Blackfeet Indian language.
See the full list of winners HERE.
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