Sunday night's 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards telecast drew an average of 20.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the gala's biggest audience in 10 years.
That's up 6% from last year, the first time Fey and Poehler hosted, and 24% from two years ago when Rick Gervais did the honors.
In the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, the kudos-fest scored a rating of 6.5, up 2% year-over-year to its highest young-adults number in seven years.
The most-watched Golden Globes on record since NBC started airing it is still 2004, which brought in 26.8 million viewers on average. For that go-around, which did not have a host, "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" earned the most awards.
Fey and Poehler will return to the Golden Globes stage next year.
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