NBC's "73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - ShowLet's face it, there's only one Tina and Amy. Well, technically, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two different people, but as OK as the ratings were for Ricky Gervais's fourth time hosting the Golden Globe Awards, they were nothing compared to the power of T&A.

According to Variety, the 2016 Golden Globes had 18.5 million viewers and a 5.5 rating in the 18-49 demo. That's down about 4 percent in viewership from last year's show, hosted by Tina and Amy, which had 19.31 million total viewers and a 5.8 rating.

However, those 2015 numbers were down from the height of the 2014 show, which, per Deadline, had 20.9 million viewers -- making it the most-watched Globes since 2004 -- with a 6.5 rating that was a seven-year high. That 2014 telecast was the second from Tina and Amy, and probably enjoyed a boost from the buzz of their 2013 show, which garnered 19.7 million and a 6.4 rating.

Ricky hosted the 2012 Globes, and his 2015 show grew 10 percent over the 2012 numbers -- 5.5 vs. 5.0 in 18-49 and 18.51 million vs. 16.85 million. So that's good news. And that growth comes at a time when award shows are slipping in general. As Variety noted, "Over the past 12 months, the Oscars, Grammys, Primetime Emmys and Tonys have all been down vs. their prior telecast, with the Globes seeing smaller declines than the others. Just about the only top-tier awards show up is the Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS."

So Ricky and the 2016 Globes did OK, overall, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association probably wouldn't turn down a call from Tina and Amy if they ever felt like returning.

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