NBC’s broadcast of the 2019 Golden Globes was down in audience but up a tick in the demo versus last year, eluding the decline trend that other awards shows have suffered.
With 18.6 million total viewers and a 5.2 rating (per finals), the Globes dipped just 2 percent in audience (marking a three-year low) while rising four percent in the demo compared to 2018.
TVLine readers gave this year’s hosts, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, an average grade of “C.”
Leading into the Globes, NBC Sports’ broadcast of the Eagles/Bears NFC Wild Card Playoff game delivered the highest metered-market rating (22.9) for any telecast since Super Bowl LII (Feb. 4, on NBC), and was up 12 percent from the comparable match-up last year (20.4 for Panthers/Saints on Fox).
Elsewhere on Sunday….
ABC | AFV (4.8 mil/0.9) and Shark Tank (3.7 mil/0.9) respectively tied and hit season highs.
CBS | God Friended Me (7.2 mil/0.9) and Madam Secretary (5.4 mil/0.6) each slipped two tenths, while NCIS LA (7.6 mil/0.9) returned steady.
FOX | The Simpsons (2.4 mil/0.9), Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/0.9), Family Guy (2.4 mil/1.0) and Rel (1.2 mil/0.5) all took a tumble, though none quite hit season lows.