Monday Ratings UPDATED: American Idol Premiere BEATS The Voice

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

A bunch of updates including Monday March 3 Final ratings. It turns out the American Idol Feb 14 premiere earned higher ratings in the key 18-49 demo than The Voice March 1 premiere.


Monday preliminary ratings for March 1 have NBC’s The Voice premiere, and ABC’s The Bachelor Women Tell All special tying in the key 18-49 demo with a 1.1 rating. However, The Voice earned a much bigger overall audience, with 7.7 million viewers, vs The Bachelor’s 4.5 million overall viewers.

The Voice is down just a bit from its fall premiere (1.1 in the demo 8.2 million viewers overall). And for those of you who compare and contrast singing shows, American Idol also earned a 1.1 for its Feb 14 debut, but fell short compared to The Voice in overall audience numbers, with a 6.7 million viewers.

More ratings at Showbuzz Daily

UPDATE 2 Monday Mar 1 FINAL RatingsThe Voice earned a 1.11 with 7.9 million viewers, while The Bachelor: Women Tell All earned at a 1.12 rating, with 4.7 million overall viewers. The Bachelor is a tiny big higher in the demo, but The Voice wins in overall viewers. Monday March 2 final ratings

Here’s something I missed: American Idol premiere Feb 14 FINAL ratings were 1.17 in the key demo and 6.9 million viewers. American Idol premiere wound up BEATING The Voice premiere in the demo. Sunday Feb 14 FINAL ratings.

UPDATE 1 on Sunday’s preliminary ratings

78th Golden Globes ended up with a 1.5 demo rating, still down 60% from last year’s numbers. And delivered its smallest audience since 1995 when TBS handed over the telecast to NBC. American Idol held on to its 1.0 rating in the demo, with 6.5 million viewers. However, in the finals, The Globes overall viewer number eclipsed Idol’s.

More ratings at Showbuzz Daily

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