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Golden Globes ratings tank; broadcast beat by ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’


(NEW YORK) — Since it could be argued that some of the cringey technical glitches from Sunday night’s Golden Globes belonged on America’s Funniest Home Videos, it’s ironic the telecast apparently got beat in the ratings by the family-friendly show on ABC. 

The bug-filled NBC awards show hosted by Tina Fey in New York, and Amy Poehler in Los Angeles, and co-starring a host of technical issues, attracted 5.42 million viewers, according to early numbers quoted by The Hollywood Reporter

By comparison, 2020’s Golden Globes telecast attracted more than 18 million viewers, the trade says.

According to the trade, it’s the lowest audience for the Globes since 2008, when a writer’s strike left it little more than a press conference where the winners’ names were read.

By Stephen Iervolino
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