Again From Racism Scandal, Golden Globes’ TV Rankings Contact New Low

Back From Racism Scandal, Golden Globes Touches New Low In TV Ratings

The awards have been moved to a Tuesday slot this 12 months to keep away from clashing with American soccer league

Los Angeles:

Golden Globes tv rankings slumped to a brand new low of simply 6.3 million viewers, even because the troubled award present tried to bounce again from its latest scandals, broadcaster NBC’s preliminary figures confirmed Wednesday.

The viewers on Tuesday night time fell from 6.9 million in 2021 — itself an enormous drop suffered in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, when award reveals have been held remotely — and was down from greater than 18 million in 2020.

The Globes weren’t televised in any respect final 12 months, when NBC pulled the plug as a result of outrage over the dearth of range and alleged moral shortcomings of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which organises the awards.

Tuesday’s rankings — the bottom ever for a full Golden Globes gala on NBC, and marginally larger than the viewers for a stripped-down press convention held to announce winners in the course of the Hollywood writers’ strike in 2008 — will add to uncertainty over the Globes’ future.

The occasion has no tv deal presently in place from subsequent 12 months. NBC tore up its longstanding multi-year Globes broadcast deal, and solely agreed to carry again this 12 months’s present on a one-off foundation.

Nonetheless, the eightieth Golden Globes on Tuesday night time noticed many A-list stars return to the occasion’s Beverly Hills gala, with Steven Spielberg profitable greatest director, Colin Farrell amassing greatest actor in a comedy, and Eddie Murphy receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Whereas the presence of so many stars urged many in Hollywood are pleased with the reforms the HFPA has not too long ago enacted — together with the admission of Black members, after a Los Angeles Instances expose revealed the group had none — questions stay.

A plan by US billionaire Todd Boehly to spin off the awards present right into a for-profit entity and pay salaries to members has raised eyebrows.

And several other outstanding winners didn’t attend on Tuesday, citing scheduling difficulties, together with Cate Blanchett, who received the very best actress in a drama award for “Tar.”

In an e-mail to AFP, an NBC spokesman identified that the “Globes traditionally airs on Sunday nights,” when rankings are normally larger, and in earlier years benefited from following an NFL sport on the channel.

The awards have been moved to a Tuesday night slot this 12 months to keep away from clashing with the wildly standard American soccer league.

Up to date ultimate figures together with rankings from streaming platform Peacock, which additionally confirmed the Globes dwell on Tuesday, can be issued at a later date.

Stay tv rankings have slumped usually for awards present lately, as youthful audiences specifically change the best way they devour leisure, gravitating extra towards social media and streaming.

However the Oscars final March bounced again considerably from their pandemic droop, recording over 16 million US viewers, up from round 10 million a 12 months earlier.

At Tuesday night time’s Globes, Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” was named greatest drama and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” starring Farrell, received greatest comedy.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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