CBS, Fox, Netflix, Amazon, ABC/Disney+/Hulu, Apple TV+, the Turner Network and the Roku Channel have all reportedly passed on airing the 2024 Golden Globes.
With the Emmys, initially slated for September, now rescheduled to January 15, just a day after the Critics Choice Awards; the Golden Globes are under pressure to take decisive action. However, the Golden Globes for 2024 are still without a TV/streaming deal in place, despite announcing a date of January 7.
Sources indicate that NBC/Peacock, the platform that aired the 2023 show on a Tuesday at a significantly reduced licensing fee compared to previous years’ hefty sums, made a modest offer in March. This offer was met with a polite decline from Dick Clark Productions, now under the control of Jay Penske’s Penske Media and Todd Boehly’s Eldridge Industries.
Potential options on the table include networks like The CW or digital platforms like YouTube. Alternatively, there’s the possibility that the producers of the Golden Globes may need to come to terms with the current landscape and be open to significant concessions in order to secure distribution for the show.
Eldridge Industries said this summer that they will take over the Globes and restructure it into a profit-driven, commercial business apart from the HFPA’s philanthropic endeavours.
This year’s Globes show, hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, drew 6.3 million viewers. The event produced 24.2 billion impressions on global social media channels, according to the HFPA. The Fabelmans, Austin Butler, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, and Colin Farrell were among the big winners.