NBC: Best Golden Globes in six years


NBCSunday Results: Sunday from 8-11:02 p.m. ET and live in all time zones, “The

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (6.4 rating in adults 18-49, 19.7

million viewers overall) jumped year to year by 28 percent in 18-49

rating (to a 6.4 from a 5.0) and 17 percent or 2.8 million persons in

total viewers (19.677 million vs. 16.851 million), according to time

zone-adjusted fast national ratings from Nielsen Media Research.

*           It’s the top-rated “Golden Globes” in six years in both 18-49

and total viewers (since Monday, January 15, 2007, 6.5/15 in 18-49,

20.0 million viewers overall).  It’s also the second-highest-rated

“Golden Globes” in nine years, trailing only the 2007 coverage between

now and the Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 telecast (9.9/23 in 18-49, 26.8

million viewers overall).

*           “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” attracted NBC’s highest

adult 18-49 and total-viewer results in the Sunday 8-11 p.m. ET time

period, excluding sports, in nine years (since the 2004 “Globes”


*           Last night’s “Golden Globes” coverage is currently the season’s

#1 awards program to date in 18-49 and total viewers ahead of such

prior telecasts as ABC’s “CMA Awards,” “Emmy Awards” and “American

Music Awards” and CBS’s “People’s Choice Awards.”

*           Versus NBC’s non-sports average in this time period last season,

the “Golden Globe Awards” telecast is up 220 percent in 18-49 rating

(6.4 vs. 2.0, “live plus same day”) and 172 percent in total viewers

(19.677 million vs. 7.232 million).

*           “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” currently ranks #1 in the

time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54

and total viewers versus such time-period competition as Fox’s “The

Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” and

CBS’s “60 Minutes,” “The Good Wife” and “The Mentalist.”

*           For a fourth consecutive year, the “Golden Globes” were

televised live to all time zones, and some western markets also

carried an encore telecast immediately following the live coverage.

*           From 7-8 p.m., the “Golden Globes Red Carpet Special 2013” aired

live in all time zones and the fast affiliate-based ratings issued by

Nielsen at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT are subject to significant revision.

In metered-market households, the “Golden Globes Red Carpet Special

2013” averaged a 4.8 rating, 7 share, up 26 percent versus its 3.8/6

of one year ago.  It’s the top result in metered-market households for

the “Red Carpet Special” in four years (since Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009,


NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media

Research unless otherwise indicated.

Based on Nielsen’s True Fast National Ratings:

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

During its first week in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot (Tuesday-Friday), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” attracted its biggest audience in its history (3.009 million), surpassing the show’s previous high by 26% (2.388 million on w/o 11/21/11). In addition, “JKL” delivered its best performance with Adults 18-49 (0.84 rating) in over 9 years (since the week of 11/24/03).

·         “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the week’s No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (0.84), tying NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

·         “JKL” beat CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” during the week by 27% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.66), marking “JKL’s” first-ever in-season win and its largest margin of victory ever during any week over “The Late Show.”

·         “JKL” grew over its 2012-13 season averages in its previous 12:00 a.m. time slot by 55% in Total Viewers (3.009 million vs. 1.942 million) and by 58% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.53).

·         In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “JKL” beat both “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show” during the week in Adults 18-49 in 12 markets, including the No. 1 U.S. market, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.