TV Ratings: 'Golden Globes' strong, AFC playoffs overrun even better

By Kyle Johnson,

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards was up on last year as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned, but CBS took the victory in the important 18-49 demographic thanks to the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers playoff game that spilled into primetime.

For Sunday night, CBS managed a 4.8 in the demo, narrowly topping NBC for the evening and also averaged 18.13 million viewers, reports HitFix. The AFC game managed to average an 11.3 rating in the demo and 36.32 million viewers. The strong lead-in gave 60 Minutes an especially strong night in the demo at a 4.2 rating. The Good Wife and The Mentalist both up in the demo slightly to a 1.8 and 1.7, respectively.

NBC was right behind CBS in the demo with a 4.7, but a slightly lower average number of viewers at 15.5 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Golden Globes was up the highest it has been in 10 years with an average of a 6.5 rating over the three hour period.

Fox came third with 3.8 million viewers and a distant 1.8 in the demo through its animated shows. The Simpsons dropped for the night to a 2.2 in the demo, while Bob's Burgers also slipped to a 1.9. Family Guy managed a 2.6, while American Dad ticked downward to a 2.2 rating.

ABC outdid Fox in viewers with 4.2 million, but offered up a weak 1.1 in the 18-49 demo. America's Funniest Home Videos slipped to a 1.0, while The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes also was a low 0.9 rating. Revenge garnered a 1.6 in the demo, while Betrayal was actually up slightly to a 0.8 rating.

image: NBC

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