With Nothing to Watch But Football or a Hollywood Awards Show, America Chose Football

Posted by on Jan 09, 2017 at 3:09 pm

After the smug speech by the “brave” Meryl Streep last night, it’s worth noting this quote:

“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep said as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. “And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.

Well, apparently most Americans are tuning into football rather than being lectured by Democrat actresses.

UPDATE: In time zone-adjusted ratings, the Golden Globes delivered a 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.02 million viewers. The awards improved a bit year to year, rising from a 5.5 and 18.73 million viewers in 2016. Final ratings will be out Tuesday.

The original post is below:

The Golden Globe Awards put up early ratings in line with the 2016 ceremony. In the metered markets, the show averaged a 13.3/21 household rating and share, up slightly from 13.0/20 last year. Pending updates, it drew a 4.8 rating in adults 18-49 (last year’s show finished with a 5.5).

Elsewhere, FOX’s shows got a big boost from an NFL playoff game that ran into primetime. Numbers for “The Simpsons,” “Son of Zorn,” “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” are all likely to come down as coverage of the game went past 8 p.m. ET, but all should finish above their season averages.

In the 7 pm (ET) slot, the New York Giants-Green Bay Packers was already entering blowout territory, yet still drew 34.28 million viewers and a 32 share, likely smaller than the previous hour when the game was very much in doubt. Now with the Golden Globes actually increasing its ratings from 2016 and without having to face football, it drew 20 million (18 share), so probably about half what football drew.

So, Ms. Streep, for all your condescension about football (and MMA), the NFL is much, much more popular than Hollywood, and it will likely remain that way.

So keep living in your bubble while America enjoys itself.

To show what a bubble Streep and the media live in, just watch how long the media talks about her tirade while having already buried stories such as the Chicago hate crime assault and the Fort Lauderdale airport attack.


One Response to “With Nothing to Watch But Football or a Hollywood Awards Show, America Chose Football”

  1. got sammiches? on 10/10/17 at 10:00 am

    Meryl is so much better than me. I am just a Rube living in flyover land where those redneck crackers are.
    She should be president since she is such an enlightened being.
    I mean she can pose and act. Wow!