The ratings for “The Voice” finale are hardly something to freak out about; however, it is worth noting that this dominant show may already be somewhat on the decline five seasons in.
In total, NBC’s hit drew a total of nearly 14 million viewers last night, and also a preliminary 18-49 rating of a 3.9. Easily, that is the best figure on a slow Tuesday night with many things in repeats; but, it is a drop of a full demo point from Cassadee Pope’s victory last year. Also, it’s a drop from the 4.4 rating that the show drew in the summer. Given that this was a cold-weather month and there wasn’t that much competition, you cannot make any excuse for the number save for saying that interest in the show is starting to go.
Eventually, we do feel like the best thing that “The Voice” can do is reduce its total number of cycles to once a year, and to air them in the fall. That way, there is less singing on TV, and also an opportunity to have anticipation build again for a season. It’s a little easier to take advantage of one that airs twice a year, and the only way to build new ratings moving forward would be to try and install some new coaches into the mix.
Elsewhere, what’s worth noting is that “NCIS” slipped slightly from last week to a 2.8 rating, but NBC is probably still very pleased with this number given that this is the holiday season. The more trouble figure is “Person of Interest” at a 1.9, which helps to remind you that the viewership for this show is pretty ancient given that it somehow still managed well over 12 million viewers.
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