Even though they are not facing much in the way of competition just yet, NBC has to be feeling pretty proud of themselves at the moment. Not only did “The Voice” hold up surprisingly well followings its premiere on Monday, but the time period premieres of their two new comedies each managed to keep up some impressive numbers.
Let’s start with “Go On,” which ended up scoring a 3.6 ratting in the 18-49 demographic. This is a number that is more akin to a CBS comedy than anything else, and if Matthew Perry keeps this up for another week or two, we have a feeling that a full-season order will be coming up in the near future. (Read our full review of episode 2 here.) Meanwhile, “The New Normal” actually kept the entirety of its premiere audience in scoring a 2.5 rating that is still pretty solid by their standards. Even if both shows stay over a 2.0 all season long, that is probably good enough for them to be back for more.
Meanwhile, “The Voice” won the night with a 3.9 that was only down two-tenths from the preliminary number for Monday’s show, and it was also up huge versus the first Tuesday episode the show aired last season (though this was in a more competitive time period). We expect the ratings to nosedive tonight, as the show is going to be up against an extremely formidable opponent in “The X Factor” along with “Big Brother 14.” Meanwhile, “Go On” will have its first true test in two weeks against “New Girl” over on Fox and “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS.
For those curious, “So You Think You Can Dance” managed to hold steady with a 1.5 despite the competition, which serves as a silver lining during an otherwise-disappointing year.