Big ratings for Golden Globes, high praise for Fey, Poehler
(REUTERS) - Ben Affleck and Argo were not the only big winners at Sunday's Golden Globes - the show itself scored big numbers in the ratings while co-hosts Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler won warm notices from critics and fans alike.
Sunday's broadcast of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards received its best ratings in six years, outpacing other award shows such as the Emmys and People's Choice Awards, NBC said on Monday.
The three-hour broadcast on NBC was up 28 per cent from last year in the coveted 18-to-49 age group, and spiked 17 per cent in total viewers, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.
Some 19.7 million Americans tuned in to the show hosted by Fey and Poehler, compared with 16.8 million who watched last year, when acidic Briton Ricky Gervais was host, prompting comparisons from many quarters.