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Golden Globes ratings dip, yet still strong

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The Hosts

UPDATE: The adjusted national numbers have the awards at 19.3 million viewers and a 5.8 rating, down about 11 percent from last year.

Previous: The third time may not have been the charm for Tina and Amy as viewership of the 72nd annual Golden Globes took a dip Sunday night compared to the past two years. Yet the show still had a strong performance overall.

According to Nielsenwhose ratings for the telecast were delayed by the measurement company for several hours Mondaythe three-hour telecast from the Beverly Hilton hotel averaged 16.1 million viewers and a 5.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the preliminary ratings. That’s down a bit from last year’s telecast, which was a 10-year high for the show and therefore was naturally very tough to beat.

And the show’s tally was still higher than many previous years before three-time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage. NBC says last night generated 2.6 million tweets, up 24 percent from last year. The telecast saw Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel take the top honors.

For more, here’s EW’s list of 15 biggest moments, five most shocking wins and the best from backstage.