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.

  • kevin

    Head line: American stupidity rises to a 10 year high

  • Heywood Jablome

    I watched them last night because there wasn’t anything else worth watching last night. Everything else was a repeat.

  • occupusy

    The Globes were all anyone could expect from tonsile town. Glitz and mo glitz, white as wind driven snow. Hey JaggerBagger lighten up brod spending bling on this thing is what people do in your hood. Funny how shallow the water is in Hollywood always looking like new money and never making it to the doors of history, just mimic pathetic knee jerk trends. There are a few, not so loud that do last over time, they are like sweet music to the mind, but the rest are downtown twerkn wrecking balls who try vanely to make fame from imfamy, never realizing their very path takes them in the opposite direction.

  • Jenny

    Oh, I get it.

    I was trying to figure out how the Golden Globes dragged in a bunch of political comments. It’s because Tina Fey played Palin on SNL.

  • bilwill

    In other news Iran out maneuvers obama administration.

  • Jagger Dagger

    …and this is why this website banned comments for anything related to Cable News raings and stories. Too many political trolls going off on a tangent.

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