Sunday golden for NBC

NBC’s telecast of the 54th annual Golden Globe Awards drove the web to a Sunday-night win in the 35 overnight markets, according to Nielsen.

Meanwhile, Fox was pleased that the second airing of its animated midseason effort “King of the Hill” again was solid following “The Simpsons.”

NBC finished with a 14.3 rating and 22 share with the awards show posting a 17.2 rating and 26 share in the 8-11 p.m. slot. The ratings for the awards are up compared to last year’s average of 15.0/22, but Nielsen has also added a couple of metered markets since then.

CBS, boosted by “The Presidential Inaugural Gala,” finished second for the night with a 11.2/17. Fox posted a 9.3/14 while ABC had a 9.0/14. The WB netlet ended with a 3.2/5.

“The Presidential Inaugural Gala” averaged a 7.9/12 for CBS from 9-11 p.m. ABC’s Sunday-night movie “All Lies End in Murder” averaged a 11.4/17.

Fox’s “King of the Hill” averaged a 9.0/13 in the 8:30 slot, following “The Simpsons’ ” 9.5/14. Last week, “King of the Hill” averaged a 13.1/18 in its overnight premiere.

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