Talent Showdown: Is ‘American Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ This Week’s Top Dog in the Ratings?

Julia Delbel
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The tables have turned in the past couple of weeks for The Voice and American Idol. While the former was top dog at the beginning of the spring season, the latter has started to take over the spotlight in recent weeks. But who will finish the season as the top talent show? We might be getting a better idea now that we’re so close to the end.


Once again, it was a Sunday-only week for American Idol. The show was the highest-rated of the night with a 1.2, and the second-most viewed, behind only 60 Minutes on CBS with 7.49 million viewers to its 7.60 million.

Monday’s The Voice got a rating of 1.1 and 7.27 million viewers. The 1.1 tied it with FOX’s 9-1-1 in the ratings department, but its audience of 7.27 million compared with 9-1-1‘s 5.81 made it the winner of the evening.

Tuesday’s Voice results show finished in second place in the ratings for the evening behind CBS’s NCIS, with only a difference of a tenth between the two shows (1.0 vs. 0.9). In terms of overall viewership, The Voice came in fourth that night with an audience of 6.08 million viewers behind NCIS (11.47 million) FBI (8..68 million) and NCIS: New Orleans (6.76 million).


While both shows are doing pretty well, American Idol has been on the rise as of late, while The Voice seems to be on a bit of a popularity decline at the moment. But the latter has been officially renewed, so hopefully the producers will come up with a way to bring some of the fans back, or at least maintain the audience they do have at the moment. (Bring back team quotas, perhaps…..?) Let us know what you think of all this – and how you’d help The Voice get its groove back – in the comments below!

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