Golden Globes ratings plummet to 6.9M viewers in 2021

Golden Globes viewership took an enormous pandemic hit after its one-of-a-kind digital ceremony on Sunday evening.

It seems, although most viewers have been house anyway, they determined not to watch the 2021 show, as Nielsen ratings recorded a paltry 6.9 million viewers, Deadline reported on Tuesday.

Viewership has steadily tanked for the ceremony. Last 12 months’s awards show noticed 18.3 million viewers, down 2% from 2019’s whole viewership, in accordance to Nielsen. Nothing has but to high 2004, which had virtually 27 million viewers.

In the important thing demo of adults aged 18 to 49, the 2021 show notched a 1.5 score, a brand new all-time low; the 2020 show had a 4.7 score in that demo.

The annual awards for TV and films noticed some highs and lows: Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey managed to gel regardless of being on reverse coasts with some lol-worthy zingers and pointed commentary on the dearth of variety in the nominating physique; “The Crown” stars had their reigning moments; “Ted Lasso” creator and actor Jason Sudeikis might or might not have been excessive.

But even a 12 months into the digital lifestyle the pandemic has introduced, tech glitches marred the evening’s largest moments, together with when Daniel Kaluuya virtually could not ship his acceptance speech for enjoying Fred Hampton in the historic drama “Judas and the Black Messiah” due to some sort of sound difficulty.

Daniel Kaluuya at the Golden Globes
Daniel Kaluuya on the Golden Globes.

Luckily, he was nonetheless ready to ship his speech in the top. “You did me soiled!” he might be heard saying earlier than he realized that his connection was mounted.



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