The only Golden Globes watched less than this year's was when they held a press conference instead of the ceremony ๐Ÿ˜‚
ยท Jan 13, 2023 ยท

The Golden Globes are so irrelevant that the only story here is how irrelevant they are.

The Golden Globe Awards slid to the second-lowest viewer total in their 28-year history on NBC with Tuesday's ceremony.

The telecast averaged 6.25 million viewers, down 10 percent from 6.91 million for the last televised Globes ceremony in 2021. (Last year's awards weren't broadcast, as NBC opted not to air them due to controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.) The 2021 show was a remote production, with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey emceeing in front of a mostly empty Beverly Hilton ballroom.

Technically, if we're being honest, NBC's 2022 ceremony was its least-watched ever, because they didn't even show it due to over-whiteness or something:

But if we're only counting the ceremonies that were actually broadcast, then NBC's record lowest Golden Globes year was 2008, a real humdinger:

The all-time low for NBC came in the writers' strike year of 2008, when the HFPA aired a televised press conference announcing the winners rather than the usual ceremony. That broadcast gathered about 6 million viewers.

That's right: This year's ceremony came very close to matching the level of a literal press conference!

You got to love that! I guess America doesn't care for being preached at by rich celebrities.

The ceremony has posted lower numbers than this, when it was broadcast on another network way back near its inception in 1995:

The last time the Globes attracted an audience of under 6 million viewers was in 1995, when the awards aired on TBS. About 3.6 million people watched that year, when Claire Danes โ€” a presenter at Tuesday's show โ€” won the award for best actress in a drama series for My So-Called Life.

If nothing else, I doubt the Globes will be inviting Claire Danes back anytime soon.

Enjoying your woke-broke awards, Hollywood!

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