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

Last Updated: January 11, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

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.