Golden Globes 2015: 'The Affair' wins for TV drama series

Golden Globes 2015: 'The Affair' wins for TV drama series
Sarah Treem and the cast of "The Affair" pose with their award for drama series at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Showtime’s drama “The Affair” capped its first season with a breakthrough win as TV drama series at Sunday’s Golden Globes.

“The Affair” stars British actors Dominic West and Ruth Wilson as a couple engaged in an extramarital affair. The story unfolds through the differing perspectives of teacher-novelist Noah (West) and his romantic interest, mourning waitress Alison (Wilson).

Despite widespread critical acclaim, “The Affair” has yet to build a sizable audience. Initial airings through the first season averaged fewer than 1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

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