The 74th annual Golden Globes, hosted by ‘Tonight Show’ host/funnyman Jimmy Fallon, was greeted by a much needed ratings spike after see two consecutive years of decline.
Viewers anxious to see who would take home the coveted trophies amongst television nominees ‘Atlanta’ (FX), ‘Scandal’ (ABC), and ‘Black-ish’ (ABC) as well as film nominees ‘Hidden Figures’ (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer), ‘Fences’ (Denzel Washington, Viola Davis), and ‘Moonlight’ (Mahershala Ali) were thrilled to see their favorites take the gold.
Curious to see just how many tuned in? Find out below:
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Viewership of NBC’s Golden Globe Awards telecast was by far the big winner on Sunday night. The show brought in 20 million viewers on the nose and a 5.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
Most awards shows are seeing declines of late, and the Globes isn’t immune, but the 74th edition was an improvement on the last two outings. Last year, the Golden Globes telecast ended up pulling in 18.5 million viewers, down from 19.3 million the previous year. That’s up 2% from last year and 6% from 2015, but down from the 14.0 rating the show garnered in 2014.
Click here to read the full winners’ list from this year’s ceremony.