Who would have thought that “The Voice” would be such a ratings warrior three seasons in? We didn’t, and while we think that much of the reason for this is the lack of competition that will start up next week, it is still a encouraging sign.
Overall, the second Wednesday episode of the season last week ended up drawing a 4.5 rating in the 18-49 (fantastic in today’s world of TV) to go along with over 13 million viewers. Both of these numbers are improvements on the show from last week, even if they are down slightly from the Monday show (which is in some ways expected).
As for the rest of the network’s new lineup, “Go On” (3.3 rating) and “The New Normal” (2.2) are still faring well, though their numbers are each down compared to the week before. “The New Normal” is really the one trouble spot at the moment, since it should be performing a little bit better given the lack of competition; if “The Mindy Project” ends up taking some of its audience next week, this could become the first Ryan Murphy production in the past several years to not make it past one season.
While “Parenthood” rounded out the night with a 1.8 that is more or less par for the course at this point for NBC, “So You Think You Can Dance” limped home last night with a 1.6 rating for its two-hour finale. This is a pretty steep drop from the 2.0 rating the show drew for its finale last year, and we are still not sure a season 10 is going to happen.
If you want to check out our review from Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice,” you can do so by heading on over to the link here.