American Idol Ratings Best Yet, The Voice and Masked Singer Rise

David Archuleta The Masked Singer
THE MASKED SINGER: L-R: Jenny McCarthy, David Archuleta, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke CR: Michael Becker/FOX.

American Idol Notches highest ratings of season 21, The Masked Singer 9 ends steady

The penultimate episode of American Idol season 21 on ABC notched its highest ratings in the key 18-49 demo of the season on Sunday for the week 5/14/23-5/20/23. However, the Monday clip show earned the lowest numbers of the season. Clip shows don’t generally garner big numbers. But considering ABC scheduled the clip show right after Jeopardy Masters, the HIGHEST rated show of the night (0.66, 5.8M), it’s hard to imagine ABC not being disappointed in those numbers. Idol lost almost half of Jeopardy’s lead in.

Meanwhile, over on NBC, The Voice–which went live for the first time this season–tied with FOX’s 911 for second highest demo of the night at 0.55. And it came very close to Jeopardy in terms of overall viewers. The key demo numbers were also the highest for the show since March 29.

Next up for American Idol and The Voice are their season finales. The Masked Singer season 9 finale aired on FOX on March 16 earning the show’s highest ratings since April 5.

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American Idol Season 21 Ratings

Air Date18-49 DemoViewers
Sun Feb 190.615.3M
Sun Feb 260.735.2M
Sun Mar 50.725.6M
Sun Mar 120.603.3M
Sun Mar 190.594.8M
Sun Mar 260.655.3M
Sun Apr 20.655.1M
Mon Apr 30.534.4M
Sun Apr 90.514.6M
Mon Apr 100.564.5M
Sun Apr 160.645.4M
Mon Apr 170.534.4M
Sun Apr 230.685.3M
Mon Apr 240.614.9M
Sun Apr 300.745.9M
Mon May 10.585.4M
Sun May 70.776.1M
Sun May 140.926.3M
Mon May 150.332.7M

The Voice Season 23 Ratings

Air Date18-49 DemoViewers
Mon Mar 60.696.4M
Tue Mar 70.505.1M
Mon Mar 130.747M
Tue Mar 140.505M
Mon Mar 200.646.5M
Tue Mar 210.465.3M
Mon Mar 290.606.3M
Tue Mar 300.505.2M
Mon Apr 30.545.4M
Tue Apr 40.434.4M
Mon Apr 100.444M
Mon Apr 170.455.4M
Mon Apr 240.475.2M
Mon May 10.424.9M
Mon May 80.505.5M
Mon May 150.555.6M

The Masked Singer 9 Ratings

Air Date18-49 DemoViewers
Wed Feb 150.633.7M
Wed Feb 220.613.8M
Wed Mar 10.553.7M
Wed Mar 80.654M
Wed Mar 150.684M
Wed Mar 220.543.68M
Wed Mar 290.653.9M
Wed Apr 50.603.7M
Wed Apr 120.513.8M
Wed Apr 190.483.4M
Wed Apr 260.533.4M
Wed May 30.525.9M
Wed May 100.493.5M
Wed May 160.55 (Finale)3.7M
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