Ratings For Golden Globes Down From Last Year, Early Returns Show

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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Hollywood is entering awards season on the heels of a tough couple months, and the ratings for Sunday night’s Golden Globes will not help.

Early returns show that the awards show, which was not shy about political grandstanding and Trump-bashing, is posting weak ratings returns. According to Variety, early ratings numbers show a drop of five percent in total viewers from last year.

Nineteen million viewers tuned in to NBC to watch, numbers that were down 5 percent from 2017’s 20 million. The ratings in the demo were even worse, however. For adults 18-49, the ratings was 5.0, down 11 percent from last year’s 5.6 rating.

“The 2016 Golden Globes finished out with a 5.5 and 18.7 million,” Variety reported.

The numbers are due to change slightly throughout the day, but it’s not a good sign for the industry.

The movie industry has been reeling from a season of bombshell sexual assault charges against their most famous and powerful moguls and actors. The summer box office posted weaker returns than it has been in a decade. So all eyes were on the black-clad stars when they walked the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes.

Or were they?

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