The Voice Premiere Ratings Start Strong

The Voice premiered with 13.4 million viewers and a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49, easily winning the night, according to Entertainment Weekly.

By comparison, last Spring’s kick off debuted with a 6.7 rating in the key demo, but those numbers were due premiering right after the Superbowl. The Voice Season 3 premiered in the fall with a 4.2 rating.

By comparison, American Idol opened to 17.81 million total viewers and a 6.0 rating. Thursday’s Idol ratings were 2.8 with 11.65 viewers tuning in.

I’ll update this post with a full report.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

On NBC, the spring premiere of The Voice earned a 4.7. That’s up from Last fall’s premiere (which earned a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating) but down from last spring’s 6.7 premiere 18-49 rating .

On ABC,  Dancing with the Stars garnered a 2.3, down nine tenths from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.7 12 13.36
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 6.85
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 14.08
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.75
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.94

8:30 PM CBS

Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 6.18

9:00PM

CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.9 7 8.55
FOX The Following 2.3 6 6.63
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.1 0 0.42

9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.6 6 8.64

10:00PM

NBC Revolution 2.7 7 7.25
ABC Castle 2.1 6 10.69
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.0 5 8.16

Half Hour Breakdown by Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 13.58 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#3)

CBS – How I Met Your Mother
Viewers: 6.85 million (#3), A18-49: 2.7/ 8 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.85 million (#2), A18-49: 4.0/12 (#1)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 6.63 million (#4), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#4)

CW – The Carrie Diaries
Viewers: 998,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 14.10 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Rules of Engagement
Viewers: 6.18 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 13.06 million (#2), A18-49: 4.5/12 (#1)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 6.86 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#4)

CW – The Carrie Diaries
Viewers: 885,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 14.58 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#3)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 8.55 million (#3), A18-49: 2.9/ 7 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 14.06 million (#2), A18-49: 4.9/13 (#1)

Fox – The Following
Viewers: 6.61 million (#4), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#4)

CW – Hart of Dixie (R)
Viewers: 441,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 14.05 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#4)

CBS – Mike & Molly
Viewers: 8.64 million (#3), A18-49: 2.6/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 14.48 million (#1), A18-49: 5.2/13 (#1)

Fox – The Following
Viewers: 6.64 million (#4), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#3)

CW – Hart of Dixie (R)
Viewers: 401,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 11.56 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O
Viewers: 8.36 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Revolution (return)
Viewers: 7.95 million (#3), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 9.81 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#2t)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O
Viewers: 7.95 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#2t))

NBC – Revolution (return)
Viewers: 6.55 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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