Saturday, June 15, 2024

UPDATED Ratings: Golden Globes Drop in Ratings to Lowest Ever–6.2 Million Total Viewers, Substantially Down from 2021


UPDATE: The total number was still lowest ever, but added about a half million viewers from delayed watching and other markets. The total 6.25 million may not be enough to save the Globes with NBC.

EARLiER The Golden Globes were a ratings bust– just 5.36 million in overnight ratings. Ouch. That’s down 23% from 2021, the last time the Globes aired.

The last ratings themselves were a collapse– from 18 million in 2020 to just 6.9 million in 2021. So these numbers from last night really hurt.

The show was panned by everyone for being boring and crude, an unusual combination. But the host, Jerrod Carmichael, was in over his head. The presenters were B list at best. The speeches were way too long. The entire offering was dreadful in ways we’d never seen before.

It didn’t help that the show began with Carmichael sitting on the stage, dressed in funereal black, talking gravely about racism in the Globes organization. What were the producers thinking? The immediate signal was, this is not about entertainment, so turn us off now. Yikes. And things only got worse as Carmichael was not funny, and kept appearing in odd outfits. The audience didn’t want to see it., the numbers bear that out.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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