When Chevel Shepherd won season 15 of The Voice it was an exciting finale to a great season. All season long The Voice has been doing great in the ratings for the most part. It definitely ended on a high note.
Over 10 million viewers tuned in for the finale in which Chevel won over Chris Kroeze, Kirk Jay, and Kennedy Holmes. While most of the season the show has been getting about 8 million viewers, 2 million more viewers tuned in for the end. It’s not surprising. We see a trend in which earlier in the season the ratings are much lower than they are at the end. It kind of makes sense. We watch these shows for a living and we get attached to artists early on in the competition. Next thing you know they leave. This makes us sad. Why put yourself through that? It’s masochism, y’all.
I like to watch the journey of the artist from the time they first come on until the finals. In the best scenarios they blossom into a mature artist. But many people just like to jump in towards the end when the fat has been trimmed, so to speak, and just watch the final group. While I definitely think they’re missing out, that’s the way people are. No one has the patience to stick out an entire season with a show. Unless it’s something you can binge, people nowadays aren’t interested in following an entire show. Of course, The Voice is based on the older programming model where you have to tune in each week at a specific time to watch. While “experts” have been saying for years that this model is going away, it hasn’t yet. Some people even enjoy the waiting and anticipation of a new episode.