American Idol’s sagging ratings has emboldened NBC’s The Voice to go head to head with the veteran show on Wednesday May 8th.
The Voice will unveil their Top 12 on that night between 8-9 pm, overlapping Idol’s 2 hour Top 3 performance show on FOX. The Idol finale will air the following week.
Two Tuesdays of The Voice have been extended to 2 hours. The April 30 episode, which will feature the knockout rounds and May 7 when the live playoffs take place.
The live shows begin Monday, May 13. The Voice finale will air on Tuesday, June 18 at 9/8c pm.
To be honest, The Voice may best American Idol’s average ratings this year to become the #1 singing competition, but I’m not sure a Top 12 reveal can beat a performance show so close to the finale. It will probably succeed to put a dent in Idol’s numbers, however.