Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Golden Globes to Air on CBS for Next 5 Years

By Michael Mar 26, 2024

The Golden Globes are set to air on CBS for the next five years, it was announced Monday (March 25).

The deal, which begins with the 2025 edition of the ceremony, will see the film and TV awards show air on CBS and stream live on Paramount+.

Related

“CBS’ collaboration with the Globes for this year’s broadcast was a big win for both of us and established strong momentum for awards shows in 2024,” CBS CEO George Cheeks said in a statement. “The Globes is a one-of a-kind live event that adds another marquee special and valuable promotional platform to CBS’ annual calendar. I’m excited to expand the partnership with [chairman and CEO of Penske Media and Dick Clark Productions] Jay [Penske] and the entire team to continue to drive the Globes forward.”

Globes president Helen Hoehne added, “Today marks a significant milestone for the Globes as we solidify our partnership with CBS and Paramount+ for the next five years. We are incredibly proud of the audience we garnered in 2024 and look forward to building upon the immense success to make the 82nd annual Golden Globe Awards the best and most memorable show yet.” 

The 2024 Golden Globes, which took place Jan. 7, saw Poor Things, Succession, Oppenheimer, The Bear and Beef among the night’s big winners.

“We’re so proud to continue to call CBS our home for the Golden Globes,” said Penske. “CBS stepped up for the Globes during a very challenging time, and inherently understood its value, while having the foresight, imagination and conviction to bring this iconic show to its many platforms. We’ve long admired CBS’ commitment to some of the greatest cultural live events and partnering for the long-term further cements this show’s legacy and incredible place in history.”

The Golden Globes telecast was something of a hot potato prior to this new deal. After the old iteration of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, then in charge of the awards show, became persona non grata with industry publicists over accusations of bribery and much-publicized reports about a lack of diversity within the group, longtime broadcaster NBC put the 2022 telecast on ice. A slightly revamped show aired on NBC in 2023, fulfilling its contract. CBS aired the show in 2024 as a one-off. And while the reviews for the show were abysmal — thanks in large part to the hosting job by Jo Koy — the ratings were up and the guest list was wildly impressive. The telecast neared 10 million multiplatform viewers, up 50 percent from its final NBC outing.

That seems to have been enough to seal the deal for CBS. There’s also slightly less baggage these days, now that operation isn’t run by the HFPA. The group fundamentally disbanded in 2023. Dick Clark Productions now owns and produces the Golden Globe Awards. DCP is owned by Penske Media Eldridge, a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and Eldridge that also owns Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

By Michael

Related Post