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Viewership for the 69th Golden Globe Awards ceremony declined slightly to 16.8 million vs. last year's 17 million, according to time zone-adjusted, preliminary Nielsen figures.

The show also fell a little in the industry-coveted demo of 18-to-49-year-olds — to 5.0 from 5.2 (last year's final figure).

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Overnight Nielsen data also showed that the overrun into prime time of the NFC playoff between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers gave Fox's Animation Domination block a huge boost — particularly, giving Napoleon Dynamite an audience of 9.51 million and a 4.6 demo rating — about double what Allen Gregory opened to (4.74 million, 2.4).

Season 3 of CBS' Undercover Boss opened solidly.

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8 p.m.
CBS: Undercover Boss 11.56 million viewers (3.0)
ABC: Once Upon a Time 9.84 million (3.3)
Fox: The Simpsons 15.70 million (6.8); Napoleon Dynamite 9.51 million (4.6) {8:30 p.m.}
NBC: Golden Globe Awards 14.01 million (4.1) {8-11 p.m.}

9 p.m.
CBS: The Good Wife 9.31 million (1.9)
ABC: Desperate Housewives 7.83 million viewers (2.7)
Fox: Family Guy 8.50 million (4.4); Napoleon Dynamite 7.15 million (3.6) {9:30 p.m.}

10 p.m.
CBS: CSI: Miami [rerun] 7.07 million viewers (1.5)
ABC: Pan Am 3.93 million (1.3)