The trend of declining viewers for award shows continues but there were some good points from the Globes this year.
Although 18.6 million viewers watched the three hour awards show, which according to NBC, was the smallest audience for the show in three years.
But the ceremony hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh was actually up among adults 18-49, with the telecast scoring a 5.2 rating — rising 4 percent from last year.
Also, NBC points out, most other award shows have been down to a far greater degree lately — the Academy Awards were down 19 percent last year, the Grammys were down 24 percent, Emmys down 10 percent, CMAs down 29 percent, and the American Music Awards were down 28 percent. Plus all of those other shows were down in the adult demo too, and the Globes weren’t.