Viewing Figures Down On 2011’s GOLDEN GLOBES Telecast!

By on 17 January, 2012

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2012 Host


The Golden Globes managed to pull in another solid audience on Sunday (15th January, 2012), drawing almost 17 million viewers and beating all network competition in its timeslot. The figures however dipped slightly on this time last year!


British comedian Ricky Gervais was back this year, though this time his hosting stint was an all-together tamer affair – choosing to focus his jokes on Kim Kardashian, Madonna‘s love life and Johnny Depp‘s long-time working partnership with Tim Burton, instead of the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie!

NBC‘s publicity of the show had focused mainly on the possibilities of Gervais going up against Hollywood for a third time, although speculation had suggested he was asked to tone down his routine from last year.

Speaking on his official blog, Gervais hinted the show was his last time hosting the Globes, saying:

“Thank f*** that’s over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favourite of the three hosting stints.I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though. It’s like a parachute jump. You can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realise you didn’t die and it was quite an amazing thing to do.”


Despite his critics, the toned-down routine appeared to be a hit with the star-studded audience and numerous celebrities applauded and gave “thumbs-ups” when finding themselves on the end of his jokes.

Commenting after the ceremony, big winner George Clooney was quoted by the UK’s Metro newspaper as saying:

“I thought he (Ricky) was fun. I think people were expecting a lot of trash talk. He did what he does. He makes me laugh. He’s funny.”



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