Through two episodes of “The Voice” season 8, there is definitely some good news coming in for the show: It is blowing “American Idol” out of the water. While that singing show is struggling to keep its numbers at around a 3.0 in the 18-49 demographic, the show with the spinning chairs is a good 33% ahead of the game.
Last night, “The Voice” averaged a 3.9 rating, and through two episodes the show is averaging a fantastic 4.0. At this point, there are only a few shows on TV that are drawing these sort of numbers: “Empire,” “The Big Bang theory,” and “The Walking Dead.” It is the only reality show that is performing this well, and doing it in its eighth season is a pretty remarkable accomplishment. We feel that having Christina Aguilera back is a huge plus, and the rest of the coaches, including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams, continue to bring the entertainment.
As great as these ratings are, we do have to wait and see how big the numbers stay moving into March and April. This show almost always loses viewers during the Battle Rounds and even the live shows. That is why the blind auditions tend to last so darn long, because it is the original premise that really gets so many people into watching the show in the first place.
Let’s just hope that the rest of this season, there will continue to be enough fantastic performances that have us not only hooked, but also prepared for everything that lies ahead.
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