The Golden Globes telecast on NBC drew its lowest TV audience in 27 years, with only 6.3 million viewers tuning in, according to The New York Times. The decline in audience is attributed to the politicization of awards shows and a decrease in viewership for such events. The Emmys in September also saw a 25% decline in viewers. The show began with comedian Jerrod Carmichael making cynical remarks about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's diversity issues. Some critics have suggested that it may be time to rethink the awards show as an event altogether, with the Golden Globes being a good starting point.