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‘Didn’t even bother finding the channel it was on’: Golden Globes 2023 Got Only 6.3 Million Views, Their Lowest Numbers Ever in History

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The 80th Golden Globe Awards was held on January 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California, it honored the best films and TV shows of 2022. It hosted many A-listed actors for the award show and was aired live on NBC and streamed on Peacock.

There were many amazing moments, incredible speeches, and fantastic turnouts inside the auditorium. However, it seemed that not many people were hyped about watching the awards show on their televisions.

80th Annual Golden Globe Awards
80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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The Declining Viewership of the Golden Globes

The ratings for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards are out and people are shocked after revealing how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards show did in its return to NBC. The 80th Golden Globe Awards hosted by Jerrod Carmichael drew a rating of 1.1 which was down by twenty-six percent from the last year’s show and packed 6.3 million viewers which was down by nine percent from the last Globes telecast.

However in 2021, the Globes attracted an audience of six point nine million people and in 2020, eighteen point three million viewers watched the ceremony. As the show is on a downward spiral with its popularity, NBC said the night was the ‘most social special event across all of television season-to-date (linear and streaming), both in terms of social engagements and social video views’.

Angela Bassett accepting her Golden Globes for best supporting actress in a motion picture
Angela Bassett accepting her Golden Globes for best supporting actress in a motion picture

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NBC has hosted the Golden Globes since 1996 and 2023 has turned out with the lowest figures. The show had a fall of nine percent since the last Golden Globe Awards. The only other time it did worse was back in 2008 when the Hollywood writers’ strike was going on and many stars avoided the show due to this reason.

The Declining Viewership of All Award Shows

As the Golden Globes viewership has drastically declined, it is not only this award show that has faced this problem. The Oscars also faced the same problem of declining viewership. It was once the most-watched entertainment program of the year as the 2021 Academy Award dropped down to barely ten million viewers whereas it scored more than twenty-three million just the year before.

All awards show, Emmys included, have been in case of declining ratings for some time now. In 2020, a mostly virtual pandemic-era Emmys brought in then-record-low ratings of six point four million on ABC, pulling a one point three in the ratings.
80th Golden Globes 2023
80th Golden Globes 2023
For this reason, the Academy names Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner as the producers of the 95th Oscars, and plan to explore streaming options across the various platforms so that they acquire more reach to rejuvenate the ceremony.
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Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.