There have been a whole lot of questions, over the previous couple of years, about what function the Golden Globes serve at this level. Embroiled in controversies concerning the variety of its voting membership, its common relevance to the Hollywood ecosystem, and the movies and exhibits it in the end chooses to reward, the present has more and more appeared like little extra than simply one other method to get awards present followers watching their TVs for a night for the advantage of NBC.
And now, not even that, actually: THR reviews that final night time’s Golden Globes broadcast was one of many least-watched within the present’s historical past, beating out, for NBC, solely the 2008 present—which, as a result of author’s strike on the time, was actually only a press convention asserting the winners. They even fell under the final broadcast present, again in 2021, which was filmed largely remotely. (The Hollywood International Press Affiliation didn’t trouble airing the Globes final yr as a result of, effectively, see the primary paragraph of this story.)
All advised, NBC picked up about 6.25 million viewers final night time, down roughly 10 p.c from 2021. This, regardless of there being plenty of notable moments from the present, together with host Jerrod Carmichael’s fascinating, long-form clarification for why the hell he was internet hosting the Golden Globes.
To be honest, these issues aren’t essentially Globes-particular; awards present rankings have been dropping throughout the board for the previous couple of years, with the Emmys posting a few of their lowest rankings ever for his or her 2022 present. And it doesn’t appear to be reversing, as viewers clearly have about 8 jillion different methods to spend their viewing time that don’t contain tuning in to “occasion” TV at this level.
Nonetheless, it must be one other issue as NBC tries to resolve why it’s going to all of the work to replace the present for the trendy period, huh?