The wave of seasonal
awards shows is just beginning. And if NBC’s “Golden Globes” are any indication, TV viewers seemingly want more of it.
NBC’s “Golden Globes” pulled in a
strong Nielsen preliminary 5.4 rating /13 share among 18-49 viewers and some 17 million overall viewers. All this mimics the broadcast of last year's show. Final ratings in 2012 were about one point
higher at 6.4 among 18-49 viewers.
But overall, CBS had the best results, due to a late afternoon spillover from its AFC Divisional Championship contest between the San Diego Chargers and
Denver Broncos. During the 7 p.m. hour, the NFL football game had more than doubled the ratings of the “Globes” -- scoring a 11.3/29 in the 18-49 demo and 36.3 million overall viewers.
For the night, CBS edged out NBC -- a 4.8/12 versus a 4.7/12. The rest of the networks were way behind -- Fox with 1.8/4; ABC, at 1.1/3; and Univision, at 0.6/2.
CBS says overall
early results from the Chargers-Broncos game posted a 5% improvement in viewership over the same game a year ago. The day before, Saturday, another AFC Divisional Championship game -- the Indianapolis
Colts-New England Patriots -- took in a 8.9 rating/26 share and 27.8 million overall viewers, down 9% from a Saturday playoff game of a year ago.
The second-best non-sports results for the
night came from CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which ran opposite the “Globes,” taking in a 4.2/12 and 17 million viewers.