American Idol Live Show Ratings Beat The Voice This Week

THE VOICE -- "Live Cross Battles" Episode 1612A -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC’s The Voice tied with FOX’s 9-1-1 as the night’s highest-rated show with a 1.2 in the key 18-49 demo, down a tenth from a 1.3 last Monday. The Voice led the night in total viewers with 7.49 million.

ABC’s American Idol special clip show earned a 0.9 with 5.42 million viewers–down three-tenths from a 1.2 for last week’s first live show. Nevertheless, American Idol came in 2nd behind The Voice with a pre-taped clip package.

Also, ratings for Sunday’s live coast to coast edition of American Idol adjusted up to a 1.3. This week, American Idol beats The Voice ratings. However, it’s worth noting that American Idol has never beat it’s rival in a head to head battle.

Correction: American Idol did beat The Voice on finale night, Monday May 21, 2018 in a match up that wasn’t entirely head to head. The Voice aired their performance final from 8-10 and earned a 1.5 in the demo. American Idol’s grand finale broadcast from 9-11 and garnered a 1.6. More significantly, the Idol grand finale also beat The Voice grand finale which aired the following night, Tuesday May 22. The Voice garnered a 1.5 on Tuesday, matching its Monday night number. 

Ratings via TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/6 7.49
The Neighborhood (CBS) – F 1.0/5 6.27
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/4 5.42
The Resident (FOX) 0.8/4 4.74
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.90

8:30 p.m.

Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.7/3 5.01

9 p.m.

9-1-1 (FOX) 1.2/6 5.98
The Code (CBS) 0.6/3 4.61
Arrow (The CW) 0.2/1 0.70

10 p.m.

The Enemy Within (NBC) 0.6/3 4.04
Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/3 4.83
The Fix (ABC) 0.5/3 3.23

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