Posted on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:03 AM PDT
Ricky Gervais' controversial hosting style has not only raised a few eyebrows, but also the ratings for The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Close to 17 million viewers tuned in to watch the British comedian blast certain celebrities with off-colored remarks. That's a five percent increase from last year's 16.98 million. Last night's highly-rated awards show secured NBC a win for the 8 - 11pm time slot.
As for whether the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will ask Gervais to host the 2012 Golden Globes, he tells USA Today:
- "That's ominous, isn't it? So I probably won't be here next year. I'll go f**king mental."
So far, x17online voters think Ricky could have gone further with his jokes with 60% saying they love his humor.
Looks like controversy equals ratings.
Would you like to see Ricky Gervais hosting next year?
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