‘The Voice’ Changes Time Slots … Is The Show In Trouble?
Get ready to watch The Voice at a different time on Tuesdays nights. NBC is swapping its time slot with a show called The Village— which premiered last month. The Voice will now air at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, instead of 8 p.m.
According to Deadline, this change will take effect next week, April 23, and last until the finale on May 21. The site points out that grabbing live viewers at 8 p.m. during the spring and summer can be difficult due to Daylight Saving Time. Plus, a Voice lead-in might help New Amsterdam at 10 p.m.
This isn’t the first change to The Voice‘s schedule this season. There will be no Top 11 or Top 10 this time around, which disappointed many fans. This way, the Voice finale will line up with its rival American Idol, which is catching up to it in the ratings. This past Tuesday’s episode of The Voice was actually a series low.
Often, when networks start moving shows around, it spells trouble. However, while The Voice may not be the juggernaut it once was, we find it hard to imagine NBC canceling it any time soon. After all, it’s not the only show that’s been changing up its schedule this season.
American Idol aired its second episode of the season on a Wednesday this year before moving into a consistent Sunday/Monday schedule. Before that, The World’s Best premiered on Super Bowl Sunday but then moved to airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
America’s Got Talent is set to premiere one week after The Voice airs its finale. Hopefully that schedule will remain more consistent. After all, while some time slots might be better than others, jumping around the calendar might confuse some people out of watching at all.