NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic-period Golden Globes sunk to 6.9 million viewers, down a whopping 64% from 2020 and supreme barely beating the year when a creator’s strike compelled NBC to repeat a news conference asserting the winners.
Final year’s repeat, in the pre-lockdown period, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said.
Vast winners in Sunday’s ceremony were the flicks “Nomadland” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and the tv programs “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit.”
The creator’s strike curtailed the Globes in 2008 and supreme 6 million of us watched the news conference. In every other case, this year’s repeat had by some distance the smallest viewers since NBC started telecasting the awards in 1996.
NBC anticipated a ratings bloodbath, the precise search data from was as soon as how great. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted, nonetheless on separate coasts: Poehler in the repeat’s old skool dwelling of the Beverly Hilton and Fey in New York’s Rainbow Room.
For a nation unwell of Zoom meetings, plenty of the nominees appeared remotely and there was as soon as no crimson carpet. Some stars dressed for the occasion, others didn’t bother. “Ted Lasso” well-known person Jason Sudeikis wore a sweatshirt for his acceptance speech.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the Golden Globes, was as soon as reeling from an investigation by The Los Angeles Times that published moral lapses and the news that the group had no Gloomy individuals who voted on winners.
Nominated movies additionally suffered from a extreme lack of buzz, in trim part because theaters were largely closed. Since movie buffs had to navigate a soup of streaming companies to aid up with what was as soon as going on, there was as soon as no runaway success to entice viewers.
The shuddering sound you hear on the ratings news is coming from ABC and the Academy of Circulation Image Arts and Sciences, which locations on the Oscars. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a memoir low 23.6 million viewers, and that was as soon as additionally pre-lockdown.
The Oscars can be held on April 25, giving organizers hope that with more of us vaccinated in opposition to COVID, it may maybe maybe probably probably contain more in-person aspects.
CBS was as soon as the most-watched community in prime time final week, averaging 4.5 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Tv had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million.
Fox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.9 million, CNN had 1.28 million, HGTV had 1.11 million and ESPN had 1.07 million.
By some distance the most-watched cable program final week was as soon as Fox News’ coverage of old skool President Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC, with 5.74 million viewers.
Other cable news networks had superlatives: MSNBC got here in first in all-day ratings for the predominant time in its history in February, and CNN had its supreme February ratings ever.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” obtained the evening news ratings bustle, averaging 9.5 million viewers final week. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.6 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million.
For the week of Feb. 22-28, the top 20 prime time programs, their networks and viewerships:
1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.13 million.
2. “Younger Sheldon,” CBS, 7.87 million.
3. “The Equalizer,” CBS, 7.78 million.
4. “Golden Globe Awards,” NBC, 6.91 million.
5. “911,” Fox, 6.74 million.
6. “American Idol,” ABC, 6.61 million.
7. “Celeb Wheel of Fortune,” ABC, 5.933 million.
8. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 5.928 million.
9. “The US’s Funniest Home Videos, 5.84 million.
10. “NCIS: Los Angeles, 5.83 million.
11. “Bob Hearts Abishola, CBS, 5.56 million.
12. “NCIS,” CBS, 5.47 million.
13. “The Bachelor,” ABC, 5.45 million.
14. “911: Lone Star,” Fox, 5.37 million.
15. “B Obvious,” CBS, 5.19 million.
16. “Mother,” CBS, 5.18 million.
17. “Bull,” CBS, 5.112 million.
18. “Right here is Us,” NBC, 5.11 million.
19. “FBI,” CBS, 5.04 million.
20. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 5.03 million.