Golden Globes pulls second highest audience in decade | Inquirer Entertainment

Golden Globes pulls second highest audience in decade

/ 07:35 AM January 10, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 04: Host Jimmy Fallon attends the 74th Annual Golden Globes Preview Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 4, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.   Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP

Host Jimmy Fallon attends the 74th Annual Golden Globes Preview Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 4, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP

LOS ANGELES, United States — Hollywood’s three-hour Golden Globe Awards averaged 20 million viewers on Sunday, the second biggest audience in a decade, NBC said on Monday.

The 74th edition of the annual alcohol-fueled ceremony, hosted this year by Jimmy Fallon, was up 1.5 million viewers from last year, the network said in a statement quoting figures from Nielsen Media Research.

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It added that viewership was up two percent among adults 18 to 49 years old.

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Last year’s ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais averaged 18.5 million viewers but, unlike the 2017 edition, faced head-to-head competition from an NFL playoffs game.

This year’s uptick in numbers comes as just about every major awards show, including the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys, has experienced a drop in ratings in recent years.

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The big winner at Sunday’s ceremony was the modern musical romance “La La Land” which won seven Golden Globe Awards.

The coming-of-age film “Moonlight” won the prize for best drama.

One of the highlights of the show was a speech by actress Meryl Streep, who berated Donald Trump for his divisive rhetoric as she received a lifetime achievement award. CBB

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