Globes Are Golden for NBC

Jan 16, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Though NBC’s “Heroes” and “The Office” failed to win the top series honors at the Golden Globes on Monday night, broadcasting the show gave the network a ratings victory.

“The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” ranked as the top-rated “Globes” telecast in three years and as the top-rated program last night, besting part two of Fox’s “24” premiere.

The Globes earned a 6.5 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research figures. That was enough to easily win the night for NBC.

Fox was second with “24,”earning 5.7 in the first hour and 6.2 in the second. This shows strong retention from the “24” Sunday night premiere, which scored a 5.8 in the first hour and 6.3 in the second.

In third place was ABC, which had season highs for “Wife Swap” (3.7) and “Supernanny” (3.9), followed by “What About Brian,” on par at 2.2.

CBS was only a tenth of a rating point from third place with its comedy block and a “CSI: Miami” repeat. Two of the comedies (“How I Met Your Mother” and “Two and a Half Men”) were also repeats, leaving “The Class” (2.7) and “Old Christine” (3.2) as the only new material.

The CW was fifth with repeats of its comedy block that averaged a 0.8.

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