The Golden Globes ceremony was watched by 20 million viewers Sunday night, the second best performance in a decade for the awards show.
The 74th edition of the Globes gathered 1.5 million more people compared to the previous year, according to data related by Nelson.
Unlike past years, the awards show didn’t have to compete with the NFL.The New York Giants-Green Bay Packers game finished at 8:00pm, leaving viewers a few seconds to switch channels.
Last year the show received a 5.5 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, which was down 5 percent from 2015.
For several years, the big awards ceremonies — the Oscars, the Grammy Awards and the Emmy Awards– all saw their ratings drop.
Last year both the Oscars and CMAs dropped 8 percent in total viewers across all demographics. While the Emmys dropped 4 percent, and the Grammys dipped 1 percent from the year before.
So why did people tune in last night? Probably to hear the acceptance speeches. From the host Jimmy Fallon to Hollywood icons like Meryl Streep, the anti Trump rhetoric was in full force.
The big winner of the night was the musical ‘La La Land,’ which won seven Golden Globes.