Ratings: Viewers to Globes: We See You

NBC’s awards coverage best in two years. Fox get sampling with premiere of “Human Target”

Last Updated: January 18, 2010 @ 12:47 PM

UPDATE 12:06 PM CDT: Preliminary fast nationals show Sunday’s Globes notching a 5.4 in adults 18-49 and drawing 16.9 million viewers. That’s up 10 percent in the demo and 14 percent in viewers vs. last year, and the best for the Globes since 2007.

ORIGINAL POST:

Solid tune-in for the Golden Globes and a huge football game on CBS put a damper on the premiere of Fox’s "Human Target" and the return of "24."

Nonetheless, both Fox shows managed to perform decently, with "Target" getting some sampling before relocating to its regular timeslot.

Sunday represented the first time NBC’s Globes telecast was seen live across the country, making it harder to get an accurate read on its performance until final preliminary numbers arrive later today. The early signs point to the show winning its timeslot and inching up from last year.

As for Sunday’s other broadcasts, "Target" earned a 2.9/7 in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers, ranking behind football and "60 Minutes" on CBS and the "Globes" on NBC. "Target" now moves to Wednesdays.

At 9 p.m., a two-hour "24" averaged 3.8/9, declining 12 percent from its premiere a year ago. Still, Jack and friends still finished ahead the dramas on ABC and CBS.

ABC, with its female-friendly lineup, took the night’s biggest hits: "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers and Sisters" fell to their lowest demo ratings ever.