NBC is banking that The Voice TV show will remain a big ratings winner this season and have given it two prime spots on the fall schedule. In addition to returning coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera, four expert advisors have been added — Mary J. Blide, Rob Thomas, Billy Joe Armstrong, and Michael Buble. Carson Daly is back as the host.
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Final Monday season averages: 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.34 million total viewers.
4.2 in the demo (+11% change) with 13.37 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 4.35 in the demo with 12.34 million.
3.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 12.33 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 4.36 in the demo with 12.27 million.
3.9 in the demo (-7% change) with 12.11 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 4.41 in the demo with 12.26 million.
4.2 in the demo (+14% change) with 12.17 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 4.45 in the demo with 12.27 million.
3.7 in the demo (-16% change) with 10.60 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 4.47 in the demo with 12.28 million.
4.4 in the demo (-2% change) with 11.63 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 4.55 in the demo with 12.45 million.
4.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 11.93 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 4.57 in the demo with 12.54 million.
4.8 in the demo (+12% change) with 12.44 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 4.58 in the demo with 12.62 million.
4.3 in the demo (-10% change) with 12.02 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 4.54 in the demo with 12.64 million.
4.8 in the demo (+7% change) with 13.01 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 4.27 in the demo with 12.11 million.
4.8 in the demo (+4% change) with 12.89 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 4.54 in the demo with 12.69 million.
4.6 in the demo (+5% change) with 12.55 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 4.47 in the demo with 12.65 million.
4.4 in the demo (-6% change) with 12.18 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 4.43 in the demo with 12.68 million.
4.7 in the demo (+12% change) with 13.57 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 4.45 in the demo with 12.93 million.
4.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.28 million total viewers.
Season averages: 4.20 in the demo with 12.28 million.
The series premiere easily won the night for NBC but The Voice was way down when compared to the kick off of season two last February. The first Monday episode drew a 6.7 demo rating with 17.84 million viewers. That represents a season-to-season decline of 37% in the demo and 31% in total viewers.
Reference point: The second season of The Voice averaged a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.14 million total viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like The Voice TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? How does it compare to the other singing/talent competitions?