Ratings: Golden Globes Hits 10-Year High in Total Viewers (Update)

Ratings: Golden Globes Hits 10-Year High in Total Viewers (Update)

Matches decade-long high in ratings

NBC's Golden Globes hit a 10-year high in viewers and matched its decade-long top rating on Sunday, according to time-adjusted fast national numbers.

Sunday's show brought in 20.9 million viewers, along with a 6.5 rating in the key demo.

According to earlier, preliminary numbers, CBS was first in ratings with a 4.8 rating/12 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 18.1 million. Though due to the nature of live sports and the coming time-adjusted numbers for NBC's Golden Globes telecast, numbers and positioning is subject to change.

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The NFL overrun at 7 was primetime's highest-rated and most-watched telecast, earning a 11.3/29 and 36.3 million viewers. At 8, “60 Minutes” received a 4.2/10 and 17 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 got a 1.8/4 and 9.8 million viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 had a 1.7/4 and 9.4 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 4.7/12 and in total viewers with 15.5 million. The “Golden Globes '14 Red Carpet” at 8 got a 2.8/7 and 10.7 million viewers. The awards show itself, which began at 8, had a 5.4/13 and 17.1 million viewers prior to the time adjustment.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.8/4 and fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million viewers. Following reruns, “The Simpsons” at 8 earned a 2.2/5 and 4.7 million viewers. “Bob's Burgers” at 8:30 had a 1.9/5 and 4 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 had a 2.6/6 and 5.1 million viewers. “American Dad” at 9:30 got a 2.2/5 and 4.4 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and third in total viewers with 3.8 million. “America's Funniest Home Videos” at 7 earned a 1.0/3 — down 38 percent from last week, hitting a series low — and 5.1 million viewers. “The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes” at 8 received a 0.9/2 and 3.3 million viewers. “Revenge” at 9 got a 1.6/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “Betrayal” at 10 had a 0.8/2 and 2.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was in fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.6 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fifth in total viewers with 1.8 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers, with 738,000.