Viewership of NBC’s coverage of the Golden Globes was down 5 percent from last year, but the ceremony was still television’s most-watched entertainment show since the Oscars, according to figures released by Nielsen Monday.
Sunday’s ceremony from the Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by talk show host Seth Meyers, averaged 19 million viewers. The 2017 ceremony hosted by “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon averaged 20.015 million viewers, the event’s second-largest audience since 2008.
The ceremony has averaged 19-20 million viewers three times since 2014, and exceeded 20 million viewers twice in that span, in 2014, when it was hosted by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and averaged 20.873 million viewers, and last year.
Final figures are scheduled to be released Tuesday, but are not expected to change significantly from the “fast official” figures.
–City News Service