- The Washington Times - Friday, April 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Golden Globe viewers on the West Coast don’t have to worry about online spoilers next year: The show will air live nationally for the first time.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said this week that the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast Jan. 17 by NBC at 5 p.m. on the West Coast and 8 p.m. on the East Coast.

In the past, the ceremony honoring movies and television shows aired in prime time on the West Coast on tape delay, but was live elsewhere.

The Golden Globes could use a ratings boost. After being disrupted in 2008 by the Hollywood writers’ strike, this year’s ceremony was the lowest-rated ever, with 14.6 million viewers.

The Oscars, which air live nationwide, drew 36.3 million viewers this year.

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