Sunday's broadcast of the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, which featured wins by the TV show "30 Rock," the film "Slumdog Millionaire," actor Mickey Rourke, and actress Kate Winslet, drew nearly 14.9 million U.S. viewers.
By comparison, the 2004 Golden Globes drew the largest U.S. television audience (26.8 million viewers) of any Golden Globes telecast in the past 10 years.
Last year's Golden Globe Awards -- aired as a one-hour press conference, due to an ongoing "writers' strike" -- drew just over 6 million viewers.
View Golden Globes TV ratings from 1998 to 2008, below.
|Date||Time Aired||Day Aired||Network||Viewers (P2+)|
|* Note: Live+Same Day viewing estimates include DVR playback on the same day, defined as 3AM-3AM.|
|^ Note: In 2008, the Golden Globes was a press conference only, due to the "Writer's Strike".|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (1998 - 2008).|