Big surprise, Globes ratings nosedive

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The Hollywood writers strike took the glitz, the glamour and roughly two-thirds of the audience from this year’s Golden Globe Awards. NBC’s no-frills, one-hour presentation of the winners Sunday night drew a 4.8 rating and 7 share, according to preliminary estimates from the nation’s 55 largest metered markets by Nielsen Media Research.

That left NBC fourth in the hour, behind CBS’ miniseries ‘‘Comanche Moon,’’ ABC’s ‘‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’’ and the Fox comedies ‘‘Family Guy’’ and ‘‘American Dad.’’ For the hour, ‘‘Comanche Moon’’ had almost twice the audience as the NBC awards announcement, Nielsen said today.

Last year, the Golden Globes ceremony on NBC had a 16.0 rating and 23 audience share, Nielsen said. A ratings point represents 1,128,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 112.8 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

Nielsen didn’t immediately have an estimate of how many people actually watched the show on NBC or on other networks that carried the announcement of the winners.

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