Approximately 37.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the show, which aired following the Superbowl.
Although the Superbowl was a great catalyst for The Voice’s ratings heist, still it broke all kinds of records – and hearts if you are a diehard American
Idol or X-Factor fan.
Here is what The Huffington Post had to say:
“The Voice” kicked off Season 2 with a bang, scoring 37.6 million total viewers and a 16.3 rating among the coveted adults 18-49 demo. While the numbers alone are phenomenal, they also broke records.
The star-studded reality competition had the highest ratings for a non-sports telecast on any network in six years. It’s the highest-rated show since the post-Super Bowl telecast of “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2006.
Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green also beat the post-Super Bowl episode of “Glee” last year by 47 percent in the demo. In fact, the entire Super Bowl XLVI telecast scored an estimated 111.3 million viewers, which narrowly beat the 111 million who watched last year’s game.
The opening show last night was tremendous and the singers were exceptional. The banter between the judges proved to be great entertainment, yet, at the same time, straightforward critiques were delivered with heart and ingenuity.
This show is on fire and will keep other singing competition shows on their tippy toes.
Hopefully, all the singing fans will tune in to both shows. I think American Idol has discovered some wonderful talent this season and the judges have been super.
What about you? Will you be watching The Voice or American Idol or both? Who was your favorite last night? I loved all five singers. Now, there’s a first!