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Globes Are Golden for E!

E! Entertainment Television’s Golden Globes red carpet special kicked up strong ratings Sunday night.

The two-hour live special, hosted by Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa, averaged a 2.8 household rating from 6 to 8 p.m. ET, nearly doubling last year’s Nielsen marks. The six-hour Red Carpet Countdown, which aired from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., notched an 0.8 average, also up about 50% from 2003.
The post-awards show turned in a 0.7 average. All three shows improved upon E!’s usual 0.4 prime time average.