Talent Showdown: Did ‘American Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Hit a New Ratings Low?
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Another week, another round of episodes for American Idol and The Voice! Last week, American Idol dipped a bit and The Voice saw its lowest rated episode in history, but did either show make a comeback this week?
Sunday’s Disney night episode of American Idol won the night with 7.11 million viewers and a rating of 1.3. This was slightly up from the previous Monday (7.10 million viewers and a 1.2) but below the previous Sunday (7.26 million and a 1.3). Monday’s episode was a recap, so naturally it performed lower with a 0.9 and 5.38 million viewers, coming in third in its timeslot and second for the evening overall.
The Voice won the night on both Monday and Tuesday, though it was slightly down overall from last week. On Monday the show had 7.59 million viewers and a 1.2 (compared to last week’s 7.65 million and 1.3). This rating tied with 9-1-1 on FOX, but that show had less viewers at 5.99 million.
Last week’s Tuesday episode was the lowest rated in the show’s history with a 1.0 and 7.18 million viewers, but this week set a new record low with a 0.9 and an audience of 6.32 million. It’s worth noting, though, that Tuesday night was a particularly low-rated night for all of network television, and The Voice was the only show to reach that 0.9 rating, with every other show sitting at 0.8 or below.
It seems that American Idol seems to be holding a bit stronger (in terms of consistency) than The Voice this season. Could we soon see a Monday night with regular episodes of both shows when Idol comes out on top? There are only a few weeks of the spring TV season left, but it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility.