Every time we do a post like this, we disclaim that awards shows are not popularity contests. In the fractured-audience, Peak TV era — and especially at the Golden Globes, whose voting members have, uh, sometimes quirky tastes — that definitely applies here.

Below are the series nominees for the 2018 Globes, ranked from highest to lowest ratings (shows from streaming services, which don’t release audience figures, are listed last). Winners in each category are in bold italics.

All ratings figures are for shows’ most recently completed seasons or, for series currently airing, at the time of the nominations.

Limited series/made-for-TV movie

“The Sinner” (USA) – 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, 1.8 million viewers
“Big Little Lies” (HBO) – 0.4, 1.17 million
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) – 0.3, 1.36 million
“Fargo” (FX) – 0.3, 1.3 million
“Top of the Lake: China Girl” (Sundance)- 0.03, 270,000

Comedy series

“Will & Grace” (NBC) – 2.0, 7.21 million
“Black-ish” (ABC) – 1.2, 4.05 million
“SMILF” (Showtime) – 0.2, 0.57 million
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Master of None” (Netflix)

Drama series

“Game of Thrones” (HBO) – 4.8, 10.26 million
“This Is Us” (NBC) – 2.8, 10.49 million
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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