The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that The Golden Globe Awards will be moving back to Sunday night next year after two years on Mondays.
The move to Monday was triggered after a weak airing (16.84M) on Sunday night against an episode of Desperate Housewives in 2005. That was down by more than 10M viewers from the previous year (26.80M).
Because of that dramatic drop (which was credited due to airing against Desperate Housewives–24.09M viewers that night), the program was moved to Monday night the following year, where it ticked up some to 18.77M viewers. Last year’s telecast also grew, bouncing up to 20.04M viewers.
The 2008 Golden Globes will be aired on Sunday, January 13.
Press Release follows below:
HFPA ANNOUNCES TIMETABLE FOR “THE 65th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS”
HOLLYWOOD, CA, April 16, 2007 – Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, announced the timetable for “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 8-11 PM (EST) live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC.
Key dates are as follows:
October 18, 2007 Final screening date for Television entries
October 19, 2007 Final date for press conferences for Television entries
November 9, 2007 Deadline for submission of Golden Globe entry forms
November 14, 2007 9 a.m. Cecil B. DeMille/Miss Golden Globe
November 30, 2007 Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed by Ernst &
Friday Young to all HFPA members
December 5, 2007 Final screening date for Motion Pictures
December 6, 2007 Final date for Motion Picture press conferences
December 10, 2007 Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of
Monday nomination ballots
December 13, 2007 5:00 a.m. Nomination announcement of the 65th
Thursday Annual Golden Globe Awards
December 14, 2007 Deadline for receipt of media credential applications
December 26, 2007 Final ballots mailed by Ernst & Young to all HFPA members
January 2, 2008 Deadline for receipt of publicist credential applications
January 9, 2008 Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of final ballots
January 13, 2008 Presentation of “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
Sunday Live telecast on NBC Television at 8 p.m. EST
“The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.