Globes bask in ‘golden’ ratings

says its Golden Globes broadcast, hosted by British actor-comedian Ricky
Gervais, won a ratings prize: a 14 per cent increase in viewers from last year.

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” won its three-hour time slot Sunday,
drawing 16.9 million viewers. That beat its audience of 14.9 million viewers in

from Los Angeles at 5 p.m. local time, the event was aired live by NBC in all
time zones coast-to-coast, rather than delayed for prime-time broadcast in the

Even with the
audience upswing, viewership was far below the biggest year for the awards
show. In 2004, 26.8 million viewers tuned in.


Host Ricky Gervais ges-tures on stage during the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.