January 15, 2008 in Features

One-hour ‘Globes’ a ratings bust for NBC

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review

The Hollywood writers strike took the glitz, the glamour and roughly two-thirds of the audience from this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

NBC’s no-frills, one-hour presentation of the winners Sunday night drew a 4.8 rating and 7 share, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research estimates from the nation’s 55 largest metered markets.

That left NBC fourth in the hour, behind CBS’ miniseries “Comanche Moon,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and the Fox comedies “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

Last year, the Golden Globes ceremony on NBC had a 16.0 rating and 23 audience share, Nielsen said.

A ratings point represents 1,128,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 112.8 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

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