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‘American Idol’ And ‘The Voice’ Are Almost Tied In The Ratings

Jack Tomas

Jack Tomas

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We’ve been watching all season as the reboot of American Idol and The Voice fight for the highest ratings among the singing shows. So, far The Voice has clobbered American Idol, especially when they were going against each other on Monday night. But an interesting thing happened when American Idol began to only broadcast on Sunday night. Idol‘s ratings went up and The Voice‘s went down.

They are no longer competing against each other but they both won their respective nights. American Idol got a 1.7 share, which is about 7.9 million viewers on Sunday night, and The Voice got a 1.8 with 8.3 million viewers. This is only a few hundred thousand viewers more than American Idol whereas it used to beat it by millions. This is probably due to the fact that The Voice is now competing with Dancing with the Stars which is even more popular than American Idol.

So, what does it all mean? American Idol got a second season and I think that is mostly due to the last couple of weeks when their ratings increased. Before that it had a pretty gloomy future, especially when you consider how much they pay Katy Perry. What will be interesting is May 21st. That’s the finale of American Idol AND the final performances of The Voice. We’ll see who wins.


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