American Idol vs The Voice: Who Won the Ratings Race?

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Pictured: (l-r) Niall Horan, Blake Shelton — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The Voice Ratings Inch Past American Idol on Monday

This week (Sun Apr 2-Sat Apr 8) American Idol and The Voice went head-to-head on Monday for the first time! Who came out on top? The Voice bested American Idol by the tiniest of margins in the demo: 0.54 vs 0.53 for American Idol. The numbers are low for both shows. The previous Monday, The Voice earned a 0.60 in the demo. Perhaps American Idol and The Voice split the audience. Or it’s possible that the NCAA Basketball final on CBS which blew the competition away with 3.73 rating and 14.7M overall viewers pulled viewers away from both shows.

American Idol on Sunday ratings were even with the week before, earning the sho a 0.65 rating. However, The CMT Awards on CBS won the demo for the night with a 0.70 demo and 5.6M viewers.

The Voice hit a Tuesday season low with a 0.43 rating in the demo. The Voice won’t air another Tuesday episode this season until the finale in May.

The Masked Singer fell this week to a 0.60 rating in the demo and 3.7M overall viewers. Again, Survivor won the demo for Wednesday with a 0.71 rating and 5.1M overall viewers. Impressive numbers for a show that’s been on the air over 20 years–and STILL airing 2 cycles a year!

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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

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

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
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