Both shows benefited from the piggyback plan, in particular, The Voice, which was dipping slightly in the ratings over the last couple of weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter had this to say: “(Tuesday) night’s two-hour America’s Got Talent premiere improved 17 percent in the adults 18-48 demographic, drawing a 4.2 rating, and saw a 21 percent boost in total viewers, averaging 15 million viewers. The second hour of Talent was the most-watched hour (16.6 million) on Tuesday night.”
Even more: “Talent boosted The Voice at 10 p.m., which as of late had been dipping in the ratings. In fact, Voice drew its highest tune-in for an episode, luring in 14.4 million for the last of the battle rounds. Though the episode wasn’t the highest-rated (that belongs to the series debut, which garnered a 5.1), it snagged a 4.9.”
The Hollywood Reporter had this to say: “Fox’s summer dance show So You Think You Can Dance slipped a bit in the ratings for its second episode of the season.
Though SYTYCD easily pushed Fox for the Wednesday victory in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic, the competition series averaged 8.4 million viewers and a 3.0 rating — down from the season premiere.”
All in all it looks like entertainment reality shows are alive and well and living in our lives? Are you enjoying the songfest and dancefest.