NBC Says Golden Globes Audience Increased to Largest in 6 Years

The Golden Globe Awards telecast on NBC last night drew the most viewers in six years, while also increasing its audience by about 12 percent from 2012.

Preliminary Nielsen data gave the show a 13.1 rating, NBC said today in an e-mailed statement, up from 11.7 last year. Each rating point equals 1 percent of the 114.2 million U.S. TV households. Updated ratings will be available later, NBC said.

Time Warner Inc.’s “Argo” won Golden Globes for best drama and best director, beating “Lincoln” and shaking up the competition for next month’s Academy Awards. The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Les Miserables” won for best musical or comedy, best actor and best supporting actress at the the 70th annual awards in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” with seven nominations, received one award, for Daniel Day-Lewis’s leading role in a drama.

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