It’s NBC day at the Television Critics Association tour today, and the most annoying tidbit from the morning’s executive session comes by way of a tweet from Andy Denhart of Reality Blurred.
The 4th cycle of The Voice, featuring new coaches Shakira and Usher (joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton) will begin in March and run through the end of JUNE. Argh. Will NBC still begin the fall cycle in September, a barely 2 months after the completion of the spring edition?
Here are a couple of other nifty news items to come out of the Exec session:
According to TV Guide, NBC’s audience is getting younger. The median ages for the networks: 48.4 for NBC, 56.4 for CBS, 53.2 for ABC and The CW is 41.2. Also, NBC is the only network this season to be up in the coveted 18-49 demographic (by 24 percent) and in total viewers (19 percent).
And, according to Yahoo TV, The Voice ratings topped X Factor by 42% this fall, via NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt. OUCH!
Also, TV Line Reports that The Voice twofer is not set in stone:
Speaking to the decision to air The Voice twice a year — and the The Voice possibility of viewer fatigue — Greenblatt said, “We haven’t really written that [pattern] in stone. If we feel for some reason we’re hurting the franchise, we could very well adjust that.”