God Friended Me, NCIS: Los Angeles ratings hold on vs. Golden Globes

God friended meWe knew that the primetime ratings for scripted shows would face challenges on Sunday night thanks to the Golden Globes. Yet, it certainly could’ve been worse.

Last night’s new episodes of God Friended Me and NCIS: Los Angeles each generated a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which we would say is better than expected all things considered. This showed that both shows could easily keep their audiences as we move into the spring without the NFL helping them out. We’d say that the big winner here is God Friended Me because it has been subject to some of the bigger swings of the year thanks to the NFL lead-ins that it’s had for a big chunk of the fall.

For the time being, we remain reasonably hopeful that both God Friended Me and NCIS: Los Angeles will be renewed, given that we’re talking about two shows that are at least around the middle of how some of CBS’ shows are faring. In particular, we think that the positive message of God Friended Me is something that appeals to people out there.

(For those wondering, Madam Secretary did take a big fall with the second part of its “Family Separation” event with a 0.6 rating — not that this should be much of a surprise, given the fact that it aired back in its timeslot last night.)

As for the performance of the Golden Globes itself, the awards-show drew a 4.5 rating in early ratings on the night — just remember that due to this being live and it running late, there is potential for more fluctuations here than almost anything else on the schedule from last night. It’s clear that NBC should be happy regardless, especially given that they had such a big NFL support base leading into it via a playoff game.

If you missed it…

Check out our video take on the Golden Globes from last night below! If you want some more video discussions, be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube right away. You can also check out some notable headlines from the Globes over at the link here.

If you’ve been watching God Friended Me closely, we also have our take on last night’s episode over at the link here. We very much believe that it’s worth checking out, as well.

What did you watch on Sunday night? Be sure to let us know some of your thoughts in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)

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