Golden Globes Set for Jan. 8

The 74th annual Golden Globes Awards goes down Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton, airing on NBC live 5-8 p.m. PT. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) present the shindig.

NBC’s telecast of the Golden Globes this past January did a 5.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, with 18.5 million total viewers. The 18-49 rating was down 5% from last year.

Ricky Gervais hosted, and USA Network was a big winner on the night, with Mr. Robot scoring for best drama, and Christian Slater taking best supporting actor in a drama for his role in that series.

Amazon too won a pair, with Mozart in the Jungle winning best comedy and its star, Gael Garcia Bernal, for best actor in a comedy.

Frontier drama The Revenant racked up a bunch of movie prizes at this year's Globes.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.