The Voice Ratings Beat American Idol In Head to Head Competition


As expected, The Voice beat American Idol in a head to head ratings match up. American Idol lost half a point from it’s Sunday premiere, while The Voice only lost 1/10th of a point from last Monday’s episode.

UPDATE: The Voice rating was actually 2.3. TVByThe Numbers has corrected their typo.

UPDATE 2: And the Voice ratings are now officially 2.4 after the final update.

“The Voice” was off slightly week to week, but it scored a solid ratings win over “American Idol” as the two singing shows went head to head.

“The Voice” earned a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49, down 0.1 from a week ago. It beat “Idol,” however, by a 50 percent margin — the ABC show came in at 1.8, down half a point from Sunday’s premiere.

ETA: On the comparable night last fall,  The Voice earned a 2.5 and DWTS garnered a 1.3 rating. DWTS highest rating last fall was a 1.6 premiere rating. A year ago last spring, DWTS premiered with a 2.1 on March 20 vs The Voice 12 first Battle episode, which garnered a 2.4. DWTS fell to a 1.7 the following week.

Via TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.3/9 11.72
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/7 8.36
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.1/4 7.14
Lucifer (FOX) 0.7/3 2.94
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.29

8:30 p.m.

Man with a Plan (CBS) 1.0/4 6.40

9 p.m.

Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.9/3 5.85
The Resident (FOX) 0.8/3 3.82
iZombie (The CW) 0.2/1 0.74

9:30 p.m.

Living Biblically (CBS) 0.7/3 4.66

10 p.m.

The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.8/7 9.79
Good Girls (NBC) 1.1/4 4.74
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/2 4.51

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