E! Rolls Out Ratings Red Carpet

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A record number of viewers tuned into NBC's presentation of the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, and more than a few also stopped by E! Entertainment Television's preshow.

The cable network scored a 2.8 household rating for its Live from the Red Carpet, hosted by Joan and Melissa Rivers, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (EST) Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Media Research data. That represented a 49% jump from the 2003 preshow event.

For its part, NBC's telecast was watched by some 26.7 million viewers, up 6 million from the prior year. Nielsen indicated that it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 1980.

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