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20 million watch NBC's 'Globes Globe Awards' telecast, up 8% over last year

20 million watch NBC's 'Globes Globe Awards' telecast, up 8% over last year

NBC’s telecast of the “74th Annual Golden Globe Awards” scored 20 million viewers on Sunday, a positive sign for the awards show business that has seen ratings slip in recent years.

The 8% increase in viewership for the ceremony emceed by “Tonight” host Jimmy Fallon came after a year when most of the major live awards shows saw declines as they competed with an increasing number of program choices and streaming services. In 2016, the CBS telecast of the Tony Awards — boosted by having featured the Broadway mega hit “Hamilton” — was the only trophy program to see a year-to-year ratings gains.

The Golden Globes saw a historic...

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