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The Golden Globes On TV Historical Audience Ratings
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The Golden Globes On TV Historical Audience Ratings

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+)
1/13/2008*^ 9-10:00PM Sunday NBC 6,038,000
1/15/2007* 8-11:00PM Monday NBC 20,036,000
1/16/2006* 8-11:00PM Monday NBC 18,765,000
1/16/2005 8-11:00PM Sunday NBC 16,845,000
1/25/2004 8-11:00PM Sunday NBC 26,803,000
1/19/2003 8-11:00PM Sunday NBC 20,097,000
1/20/2002 8-11:00PM Sunday NBC 23,451,000
1/21/2001 8-11:01PM Sunday NBC 22,493,000
1/23/2000 8-11:04PM Sunday NBC 22,107,000
1/24/1999 8-11:07PM Sunday NBC 24,180,000
* 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).