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Ratings: Golden Globes Settle for Second Behind Fox’s NFL Playoffs

Fast national numbers for live events are not final and are subject to change

NBC’s Golden Globes had Hollywood abuzz on Sunday, but Fox’s partial-primetime NFL Playoffs cornered many of the other American TV-viewing markets.

Per Nielsen’s fast national numbers, which are somewhat unreliable for these live events, Fox’s football topped the awards show in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers. The numbers are subject to some changing, however.

Right now, the Ricky Gervais-hosted Golden Globes are running down just about 6 percent to 7 percent versus last year’s fast national demo rating, which is pretty good, all things considered. Per the earlier-available metered-market Nielsen numbers — which are time-zone adjusted, unlike the aforementioned fast nats — the Globes were actually up about 3 percent year over year.

Fox was first in ratings with a 5.8 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and in total viewers with an average of 16.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Green Bay Packers versus Washington Redskins game at 7 p.m. ET scored a 10.7/31 and 33 million viewers. The 8 o’clock conclusion of the game, which ran into postgame show “The OT,” averaged for a 4.8/13 in the hour. At 8:30, an episode of “The Simpsons” ran into “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” combining for a 2.8/8 and 6.4 million viewers. The conclusion of “Cooper Barrett” at 9 had a 2.0/6 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9:30, the “Family Guy”-“Bordertown” combo got a 1.6/5 and 3.5 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 4.1/12 and in viewers with 13.9 million. The Golden Globes red carpet special at 7 had a 2.3/7 and 9.4 million viewers. Hour 1 of the awards show at 8 p.m. ET got a 4.7/13 and 16.2 million viewers. At 9, the middle hour received a 4.8/13 and 15.7 million viewers. The conclusion at 10 posted a 4.4/14 and 14.5 million viewers.

CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.0/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 7.5 million, and Univision was fourth with 2.8 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 p.m. ET had a 0.8/2 and 7.2 million viewers. At 8, “Madam Secretary” got a 1.0/3 and 8.9 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 received a 1.0/3 and 7.6 million viewers. “CSI: Cyber” at 10 posted a 1.0/3 and 6.4 million viewers.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 2.5 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. ET had a 0.8/2 and 4.4 million viewers. “Galavant” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 2.4 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW airs local programming on Sundays.