‘The Voice’ Has A Strong Start in the Ratings
Season 15 of The Voice premiered last night and helped propel the NBC network to a Monday night victory in the ratings.
The show received a rating of 2.0/8 in the coveted 18-49 demographic, with a total of 9.56 million viewers. That’s down 23% from the 2.6 rating it got with the Season 13 premiere last fall, but ratings for pretty much all of television have been steadily declining over the past few years as more and more people cut their cable, so it’s nothing to be too concerned over.
The Voice was the third-highest rated show in the 8 pm hour, only topped by the premiere of The Big Bang Theory‘s final season a(2.4/11 with 12.71 million viewers). That show will be back to airing on Thursdays only starting next week, so I’m sure The Voice will comfortably top the autumn Monday ratings from here on out.
The show was the highest-rated program in the 9 pm hour, keeping it ahead of the premiere of Magnum P.I. on CBS (1.2/5 with 8.08 million viewers) and season opener of Dancing With The Stars on ABC (1.1/5 with 8/07 million viewers) its regular two-hour timeslot rival.
The Voice‘s numbers, combined with an impressive 2.2/9 rating (10.31 million viewers) for the premiere of Manifest resulted in NBC winning the Monday night ratings game. These results are a good sign that The Voice won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. The second episode of the season featuring another hour of blind auditions will air tonight at 8/7c on NBC.