Hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice singing competition typically airs twice weekly — on Monday and Tuesday nights. In the 16th cycle, John Legend joined returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The competition is divided into five stages: blind auditions, battle rounds, knockouts, playoffs, and live performances. For season 16, the coaches enlisted music industry heavyweights to prepare their artists for the battle rounds. Legend teams up with Khalid; Clarkson with Kelsea Ballerini; Levine with Charlie Puth; and Blake Shelton with Brooks and Dunn.
The Monday editions of the 16th season of The Voice are averaging a 1.60 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 8.98 million viewers. Compared to the Monday episodes of the Spring 2018 cycle, that’s down by 18% in the demo and down by 10% in viewership, respectively. The Tuesday editions are averaging a 1.33 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 8.74 million viewers. Compared to the Tuesday episodes of the Spring 2018 cycle, that’s down by 22% in the demo and down by 4% in viewership.
Though the ratings are not what they used to be, both the fall and spring cycles of The Voice have continued to be among NBC’s highest-rated shows of the 2018-19 season.
Here’s NBC’s announcement about the hosts:
KELLY CLARKSON, JOHN LEGEND, ADAM LEVINE AND BLAKE SHELTON RETURN AS COACHES ON FALL CYCLE OF “THE VOICE” WITH HOST CARSON DALY
Music’s Biggest Superstars Return to Their Red Chairs for Season 17 of NBC’s Four-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 10, 2019 – Superstars Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are all set to return as coaches for the upcoming 17th season of the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” Carson Daly also returns as host.
The current season continues with the Top 8 performance show on Monday, May 13 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). The Top 8 artists perform in front of the coaches for America’s vote, and in a “Voice” first, the Top 8 will pair up to perform duets on songs from the Beatles, history’s most celebrated band. The Top 4 finalists will be revealed on the live show airing Tuesday, May 14 (9-10 p.m.).
This season the Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” are combining to average a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens. The Monday edition has won the timeslot versus regular broadcast competition with 22 of 23 telecasts to date in 18-49 (“live plus same day”) and leads the timeslot versus regular Big 4 competition in every key ratings category.
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc., Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.
ABOUT KELLY CLARKSON
Kelly Clarkson is among the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Clarkson has released eight studio albums, one greatest hits album and two children’s books. She is the recipient of an array of awards, including three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Assn. Award. She is also the first artist to top each of Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts. Clarkson hosted the 2018 and 2019 “Billboard Music Awards” and is slated to make her daytime debut with her talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” launching in the fall on NBC.
ABOUT JOHN LEGEND
John Legend, a critically acclaimed multi-platinum singer-songwriter, has garnered 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony Award and Emmy Award, among others. Legend, who has released six albums over the course of his career, is the first African-American man to earn an EGOT and one of only 15 people in the prestigious EGOT club. Legend starred as Jesus in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” in 2018 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance. He won an Emmy as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
ABOUT ADAM LEVINE
Adam Levine is the frontman of Grammy Award-winning recording group Maroon 5, who stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band has achieved three Grammy Awards and sold over 56 million albums, 328 million singles worldwide and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. The band closed out a banner 2018 as the biggest act on U.S. radio (according to Nielsen Music) with their massive single “Girls Like You,” which hit #1 at Top 40 and on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks and also reached #1 on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating over 660 million Spotify streams and over 1.7 billion YouTube/ VEVO views. The single has gone on to become the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and was notably the most-watched video on VEVO in 2018. Levine will executive produce NBC’s upcoming music competition series “Songland,” alongside Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, which focuses on discovering songwriters.
ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and Grammy nominee, Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. With 25 #1 singles and a host of platinum-selling albums and singles, the Grand Ole Opry member has earned a host of honors throughout his career, including multiple award wins from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, CMT and many more. He has teamed with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name, in his Oklahoma hometown of Tishomingo as well as Nashville and most recently in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with more locations to follow.
ABOUT CARSON DALY
Carson Daly joined NBC’s morning show “Today” in 2013 and is host of the Orange Room, its digital studio. Daly’s exclusive interviews have made headlines, including his conversations with Kevin Love, Sean Combs and Fleetwood Mac where the band announced their reunion. Daly’s long-running late night NBC series, “Last Call with Carson Daly,” is currently in its 17th season and last season, with its final episode set for May 24. “Last Call” garnered acclaim for exceptional storytelling and status as late-night TV’s unofficial music tastemaker. Daly also serves as host and executive producer of “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” live from Times Square in New York and hosts Westwood One’s nationally syndicated radio countdown show “The Daly Download,” which is heard by more than 150 markets across the country.
What do you think? Are you still watching The Voice TV show on NBC? Will you be tuning in for season 17 in Fall 2019?