The one percent rise in early ratings the Golden Globes grabbed on Sunday wasn’t enough to help NBC take home Best Network for the night. No, that award went to Fox, with a little help from an NFL overrun — for now, at least.
As we previously reported, the Golden Globes grew from a 13.3 rating household TV rating in 2017 to a 13.4 for this year’s show, according to Nielsen’s earliest-available TV ratings. While Fox just surpassed it in the later fast-affiliate ratings — thanks to the end of its playoffs showdown between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints — due to the nature of live television, numbers for both the Globes and the game should be considered subject to change.
Accurate time zone-adjusted fast-official ratings are expected later today.
For now, Fox was first in ratings with a 4.2 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 12.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7, an NFL overrun posted a 8.6/29 and 28.3 million viewers. At 7:30, the rest of the overrun, combined with the beginning of the network’s postgame show took an 8.5/28 and 28.1 million viewers. At 8, the back half of the show and the start of “The Simpsons” had a 3.4/11 and 9.1 million viewers. At 8:30, the end of sitcom and the start of “Ghosted” combined for a 1.8/6 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9, the back half of “Ghosted” and the beginning of “Family Guy” took a 1.6/5 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9:30, the end of “Family Guy” and the start of “The Last Man on Earth” settled for a 1.1/4 and 2.7 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 3.7/13 and first in viewers with 14.5 million. At 7, the “2018 Golden Globe Arrivals Special” hit a 2.2/7 and 10 million viewers. Stayed tuned to TheWrap for final Globes numbers.
ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 4.8 million. Following a repeat, at 8 “America’s Funniest Home Videos” took a 1.4/4 and 6 million viewers. At 9, “Shark Tank” got a 1.3/4 and 4.7 million viewers. At 10, a second episode of “Shark Tank” managed a 1.1/4 and 3.8 million viewers.
CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 6.9 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” settled for a 0.8/3 and 7.8 million viewers. At 8, “Wisdom of the Crowd” had a 0.7/2 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: LA” got a 0.9/3 and 7.8 million viewers. At 10, “Madam Secretary” managed a 0.6/2 and 6.1 million viewers.
Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 785,000.
The CW does not broadcast nationally on Sundays.