×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBC Sets Eight-Year Golden Globes Deal

The Golden Globe Awards will stay on NBC.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions have set an eight-year deal with the network to continue to broadcast Globes, beginning with the 2019 show set for Jan. 6.

The announcement Friday makes official a deal that had been nearly set since July, and which was preceded by a lengthy and competitive process in which DCP, which produces the awards show, and the HFPA shopped broadcast rights to a broad array of networks and streaming services.

“We look forward to airing the Golden Globe Awards on NBC for the next eight years at least,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We’ve been the proud home of the Globes since 1996, and over those decades we’re honored to have been part of its transformation into Hollywood’s most joyous awards ceremony. And this year will be no different.”

In initial talks to renew NBC’s longstanding deal to broadcast the Globes, DCP and the HFPA were said to have sought a significant fee increase on par with the $75 million per year that ABC pays for the Academy Awards. After NBC balked at the price tag, the Globes were shopped around. But when other potential broadcast partners also shied away from the asking price, DCP and the HFPA re-entered negotiations with NBC.

Sources tell Variety that NBC will pay roughly $60 million per year under the new agreement — a significant increase from the $21 million-per-year fee that the network agreed to when its previous Globes deal was set in 2010.

In an era where broadcasters are putting an increased premium on event programming that drives live viewing, the Globes have been a standout performer, even as ratings for it and other awards shows have declined in recent years. The 2018 Globes telecast averaged a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 19 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research — drawing more viewers than any other telecast in the previous 10 months

“The members of the HFPA are delighted to continue our long association with NBC,” said Meher Tatna, president of the HFPA. “We are looking forward to celebrating our 24th show together on Jan. 6.”

“We couldn’t be happier to have the Golden Globes remain with NBC,” said Mike Mahan, CEO, dick clark productions. “dcp, the HFPA and NBC have shared a great history with this show and we anticipate many spectacular years ahead.”

Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, and Barry Adelman of DCP will serve as executive producers of the Globes. The HFPA was represented in the negotiations by Joe Calabrese and Kendall Johnson of Latham & Watkins’ Entertainment, Sports and Media practice.

More TV

  • Jeremy Sisto, Ebonee Noel, Dick Wolf,

    Dick Wolf Plots 'First-Ever' Cross-Network Crossover

    Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the “Law & Order” franchise, is eyeing what he believes will be the first-ever cross-network crossover. The crossover would be between his CBS freshman procedural “FBI” or its in-the-works spinoff “FBI: Most Wanted” and one of his NBC shows, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims [...]

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco (C),

    Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union's 'L.A.’s Finest' Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival

    Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival on Friday at a glittering ceremony at the principality’s Grimaldi Forum attended by Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The Hollywood actresses presented the French premiere of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest,” which has just been renewed for a second season. “You typically [...]

  • Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba'L.A.'s Finest'

    Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific 'L.A.’s Finest' On-Set Accident

    Actresses Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba spoke about how the horrific accident on the set of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest” affected them and the crew at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival Saturday. They also paid tribute to the main victim of the incident, executive producer/co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, whose leg was amputated below [...]

  • Emmys: How a Social Media Campaign

    How a Social Media Campaign to Game the Emmys Led to This Week's 'Block Voting' Scandal

    The Television Academy’s “block voting” controversy has quickly become the talk of Emmy season — and that appears to have been the org’s point. According to multiple insiders, the number of people disqualified from voting in this year’s competition is believed to be small, only around three members (out of nearly 25,000 members overall). But [...]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    TV News Roundup: Hulu Drops Trailer for 'Veronica Mars' Revival (Watch)

    In today’s roundup, Hulu dropped the official trailer for the “Veronica Mars” revival and HBO revealed more cast members for “Lovecraft Country.” FIRST LOOKS Hulu has dropped the official trailer for its revival of “Veronica Mars,” set to premiere on July 26. The series will bring back most of the original cast, including Kristen Bell, Jason [...]

  • Dan Stevens

    'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, 'Wreak Havoc' in MCU

    Dan Stevens said his powerful, telepathic mutant Legion would do some serious damage if he ever crossed over from the eponymous FX series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Legion would wreak havoc. He’d probably take on Thanos, let’s see that,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of the trippy, mind-bending superhero series [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content