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Reviews have been poor for Sunday’s 81st Golden Globes, but the telecast pulled in an average of 9.4 million viewers, up about 50% from last year.

The ceremony had the benefit of an NFL lead-in, and a star-studded audience including Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Timothée Chalamet, Kylie Jenner, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many more.

Comedian Jo Koy was slammed by critics for a fumbled opening monologue and a rushed pace throughout the event.

The ratings were a marked improvement over last year’s Globes which attracted a new low of 6.3 million viewers.

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