Ratings for the virtual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, held this Sunday tanked. Early numbers show that just 5.42 million viewers tuned in, down more than 60% from last year’s numbers of 14.76 million. The early numbers don’t include viewership of the show from the West coast.
The last time numbers were this low was in 2008 when a writers strike cancelled the usual star-studded ceremony. A televised press conference featuring the winners’ list still drew 6 million+ viewers.
Awards shows are trending sharply down. In the past six months, viewership for the CMA Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards have dropped by 30%+.