2011 Golden Globes are most-watched in seven years with 3.2 million viewers

THE 68TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS broadcast on CTV last night grew 9% compared to last year to become the most-watched since 2004 with 3.2 million viewers.

Winning the night with total viewers and all the key demos, the GOLDEN GLOBES saw double digit increases in the key A18-34 (+27%) and A18-49 (+19%) demos.

The most-watched program last week in Canada, the GOLDEN GLOBES was also the most-watched program of the day in key Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver markets. Nearly 10 million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast on CTV.

Meanwhile, CTV’s new E! Entertainment Television channel saw record ratings last night when 207,000 viewers watched E!’s LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS two-hour pre-show from 6-8 p.m. ET. It’s the biggest audience ever for the channel which launched late last year.

Meanwhile, what young starlet’s gown choice has Joan Rivers shaking her head? Tonight the fashion aftermath continues on E! when style icon Joan Rivers and co-hosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos recap all the red carpet looks from last night’s show during FASHION POLICE: THE 68TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS tonight at 10 p.m. ET on E!.

Last Friday, ETALK kicked off its exclusive GOLDEN GLOBES coverage with a special preview episode, garnering 615,000 total viewers at 7 p.m., beating both ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT head to head (529,000, Global) and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA at 7:30 p.m. (352,000, Global).

Prior to and during last night’s GOLDEN GLOBES broadcast, the Twitterverse was tuned into @eTalkCTV, making “ETALK” one of the Top Trending Topics on Twitter. Tonight’s ETALK features all the highlights from the GOLDEN GLOBES including red carpet interviews with Ben Mulroney, a fashion recap on all the stunning dresses, and soundbites from Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Jon Hamm and more celebs at all the after parties. Tomorrow Jan. 18, Tanya Kim hosts ETALK FASHION FIX: GOLDEN GLOBES at 1 p.m. in all markets (except CTV Toronto). The special follows ETALK’s Style Squad as they go head to head to discuss the glamorous red carpet fashion. ETALK airs weeknights on CTV at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 6 p.m. ET on E!.

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