The 67th Annual Golden Globes aired last Sunday with a few surprising winners in the TV categories. Julianna Margulies beat out previous winner Anna Paquin and Glenn Close for Best Actress in a TV Drama, while Toni Collette knocked off back-to-back winner Tina Fey in the Comedy category. Meanwhile, Dexter scored two acting awards as Michael C. Hall took down former champs Hugh Laurie and Jon Hamm for Best Actor in a TV Drama, and his cast-mate John Lithgow walked off with the Supporting Actor award.
Surprised by the Golden Globes? We Weren’t.
Using FastTrack Television we looked at best actor winners Dexter, The Good Wife, and United States of Tara for possible indicators of their recent Golden Globe awards. Among cable programs both Dexter and United States of Tara scored well above the average for main characters. Viewers of the United States of Tara see the show’s main characters as the best feature of the show. Among broadcast shows The Good Wife also scored well above average for main characters. Main characters for The Good Wife also scored as the highest rated feature of the show among viewers.