Golden Globe ratings sink to a record low, sounding a warning to the Oscars
Worlds scores plunged more than 60% from the 18.3 million audiences who enjoyed in 2015, per Nielsen information, to a typical audience of 6.9 million. While the Globes have a long and unequal TELEVISION history — sometimes airing in syndication, on cable television and for a time after an earlier scandal, not — that’s the most affordable tune-in because NBC obtained the broadcast rights in the 1990s.
The big winners in the leading movie categories — the drama “Nomadland” and satirical comedy “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” — premiered on Hulu and Amazon, respectively.
NBC has thus far had no comment regarding the latest reports about the HFPA, which derives most of its revenue from the broadcast license fee and donates much of that to charitable endeavors.
Like the Worlds, the Academy Awards were postponed by approximately 2 months this year, with elections due out March 15 and the event to air on April 25.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.