10-year High for 'Golden Globes' in Total Viewers with 20.9 Million; 6.5 in 18-49 Matches 10-year high

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January 13th, 2014


via press release:

Sunday Results:


Last night’s “Golden Globes” are:

  • At a 10-year high in total viewers and a seven-year high in 18-49, while matching a 10-year high in 18-49.
  • Up 2% vs. last year in 18-49 and up 6% in total viewers.  Up vs. two years ago by 30% in 18-49 and 24% in total viewers.
  • The top-rated awards show on the Big 4 since ABC’s Academy Awards last February.
  • At a 10-year high for NBC in the time period, excluding sports, in 18-49 and total viewers.


  • Sunday from 8-11:01 p.m. ET and live in all time zones, “The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” (6.5 rating in adults 18-49, 20.9 million viewers overall) grew year to year by 2% in 18-49 rating (to a 6.5 from a 6.4) and 6% in total viewers (20.873 million vs. 19.687 million), according to time zone-adjusted fast national ratings from Nielsen Media Research.


  • It's the top-rated "Golden Globes" in 18-49 in seven years (since Monday, January 15, 2007, 6.5/15) and matches a 10-year high in 18-49 (since a 9.9/23 on Jan. 25, 2004).  In total viewers, it’s a 10-year high (since 26.803 million on Jan. 25, 2004).


  • It’s the second year in a row “The Golden Globes” have grown year to year.  Versus two years ago, last night’s telecast is up 30% in 18-49 (6.5 vs. 5.0 on Jan. 15, 2012) and up 24% in total viewers (20.873 million vs. 16.851 million).


  • “The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” attracted NBC's top adult 18-49 and total-viewer results in the Sunday 8-11 p.m. ET time period, excluding sports, in 10 years (since the 2004 "Globes" telecast).


  • Last night's "Golden Globes" coverage is currently the season's #1 awards program to date in 18-49 and total viewers ahead of such prior telecasts as CBS’s “Emmy Awards,” ABC's "CMA Awards " and "American Music Awards" and CBS's "People's Choice Awards."  It’s the top-scoring awards show since ABC’s Feb. 24, 2013 telecast of “The Academy Awards.” (


  • For a fifth consecutive year, the "Golden Globes" were televised live to all time zones, and some western markets also carried an encore telecast immediately following the live coverage.


  • From 7-8 p.m., the "Golden Globes Red Carpet Special 2014" aired live in all time zones and the fast affiliate-based ratings issued by Nielsen at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT are subject to significant revision.  In metered-market households, the "Golden Globes Red Carpet Special 2013" averaged a 5.5 rating, 8 share, up 15% versus the 4.8/7 of one year ago (and up 45% versus the 3.8/6 of two years ago).  It's the top result in metered-market households for the "Red Carpet Special" in five years (since Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, 5.6/9).



NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

  • Dan

    Tina and Amy are bringing the Globes back in popularity after Gervais tanked them! Go Tina and Amy!

  • JoeyDavid.com

    Tina and Amy were so good I wanted to see more of them hosting it, more airplay, more then actors accepting their trophies with stupid speeches.

  • billetdoux

    Tina and Amy are only two of the reasons I don’t watch “pat me on the back for being wonderful” awards shows.

  • jnsesq

    The decades-long effort to dumb down the electorate is nearly complete. Kudos to the teachers unions and the government school system for their great success.

  • Bob

    I knew TV by the Numbers was way off this morning. I knew that it just had to be higher then what they claimed. Big mistake for the site especially since this site is normally very accurate. Don’t be too embarrassed.

  • Lincoln

    billetdoux – Ditto

  • Fred

    Who cares about these awards.. ? it is a waste of time.

  • pat

    Never watched it before. Don’t plan to start now.

  • ibackAmerica

    That’s right America, Keep watching and funding the people who hate America. Most of you are responsible for helping Obama destroy America with your ignorance on voting day. When the SHTF you will be the first to starve.

  • pat

    More people watched this one show than there are open gays in this country. We should make a universal law impacting the entire population of this country surrounding the desires of the television audience who watched the GGs. Now how ludicrous would that be?

  • Jagger Dagger

    Sounds like the ‘baggers have linked up to this page.

  • JustSaying15

    The ratings were basically the same as last year with a slight uptick. I am more curious to see what the ratings are going to be for the Championship games this Sunday especially Brady versus Manning. CBS top brass must be doing jigs in their office right now! They could have not asked for a better matchup.

  • Bob Wire

    Nothing else was on that night folks…football was over, no good shows, so out of curiosity folks tuned in…the opening was horrid—flat, unfunny, unentertaining, and typical dry, biting, exlcusive non laugh out loud humor.

    Obvious fix was in too, given Poehler and Samberg both won an award, and after Diane Keatons tribute to a pedophile, they cut to a commercial by, none other than, Diane Keaton.

    Fraud, waste, and exclusion by rich white left wing people about all it really was.

  • Norm39

    Mostly a bunch of phonies.

  • Bob

    20 million viewers in a nation of 300 million means that 6% of Americans watched this show.

  • Melanie P.

    Didn’t watch the Golden Globes. I think I am just sick of awards shows period. There are just way too many of them nowdays and too much fake gushing over what they wore not to mention the endless coverage before the show even gets started.

  • Nick

    Wow there’s a lot of hate in here today. Jesus Christ, it was a great show. If you didn’t like it or didn’t watch, why waste the effort to comment on a webpage dedicated to it? I don’t get it.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Every time the GGs, Emmys, or Oscars are broadcast, the far right-wing anti-Hollywood trolls show up here to repeat the same old tired rants over and over. It’s just what they do.

  • Ghostzapper

    Three hours ago is what a seven year high – which is it? Can you do that, just arbitrarily toss numbeers around liek that without any proof/subtsance supporting such claim??

  • shelly

    Some of us watched it for Twitter fodder. Evil rich 1%ERS celebrating themselves for playing pretend….How many of them lost their insurance? Hollywood….where sexism runs rampant so we must elect Hillary’s ovaries out of guilt. Hollywood’s move to China can’t come soon enough.

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