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.


E!valuation Time

It got fat off Anna Nicole Smith and Howard Stern, but breakout success has been elusive. Network chief Mindy Herman's future is on the line. After 14 years, why isn't E! the ESPN of entertainment?