The Voice, American Idol Ratings Are Even, Voice Edges OverAll Viewers

THE VOICE — “Battle Rounds” — Pictured: (l-r) Kelsea Ballerini, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The Voice and American Idol Monday ratings ran about even in their second week of head to head competition. Nielsen released the final numbers this afternoon, and here’s where the two singing competitions stand.

American Idol, which revealed its Top 24 last night, earned a 0.71 rating in the key 18-49 demo and about 5 million overall viewers. That’s roughly even with last week.

The Voice, which kicked off its Battle Rounds, dropped from an average of 0.8 in the key demo last week to a 0.78 for the two hour telecast, and earned 6.1 overall viewers. However, last Monday The Voice split into two separate hours. The first aired the final Blind Auditions, which garnered a 0.9 rating and the second hour featured a clip show, which fell to a 0.7 rating.

Either way, The Voice ratings fell vs last Monday, while American Idol stayed even. However, while the key demo ratings were nearly identical, The Voice had 1 million more overall viewers than American Idol.

On the same Monday last season, The Voice earned a 1.7 rating in the key 18-49 demo. That’s a whopping 1 point difference.

CBS was the big winner with NCAA Basketball earning a 1.71 high demo rating at 9:53 pm.

See more ratings at Showbuzz Daily – Preliminary and Final


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