Special Wednesday 'Voice' Beats 'Idol' and 'Survivor' from 8-9 in 18-49

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May 9th, 2013

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via press release:

Wednesday Primetime Results:
  • From 8-9:01 p.m. ET, a special Wednesday telecast of The Voice Results Show (2.7/8 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall) won the hour over Fox's "American Idol" (2.5/8 from 8-9) and CBS's "Survivor" (2.5/8) in adults 18-49 and other key demos.  The Wednesday "Voice" earned NBC’s top rating in the time period since November 7, 2012 and biggest overall audience in the time period since November 28, 2012.  From its first half-hour to its second, “The Voice” grew by 16 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.9 from a 2.5) and 14 percent or 1.1 million persons in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 8.2 million).
  • At 9:01-10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.9/5 in adults 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall) jumped week to week by 27 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.5) and 20 percent or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (6.965 million vs. 5.787 million).  Note that “Law & Order: SVU” adds significant viewership through time-shifting, with its May 1 telecast growing by 32 percent going from these next-day “live plus same day” ratings in 18-49 (1.55) to “live plus three day” results (2.05).
  • The 1.9 rating matches "Law & Order: SVU's" highest since January 9.
  • At 10 p.m. ET, Chicago Fire (1.8/5 in adults 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) grew week to week by 6 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.7) and by 8 percent in total viewers (6.890 million vs. 6.354 million).  From its first half-hour to its second, “Chicago Fire” grew by 6 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 1.9 rating from a 1.8), 4 percent in adults 25-54 (2.4 vs. 2.3) and 7 percent in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.7 million), while competing dramas on ABC and CBS declined half-hour to half-hour in all three categories.  “Chicago Fire” is a heavily time-shifted series, with its May 1 telecast growing by 54 percent going from these next-day “live plus same day” ratings in 18-49 (1.66) to “live plus three day” results (2.55).
  • "Chicago Fire" delivered its highest 18-49 rating since February 27 and its biggest overall audience since January 30.

 

 
  • Samuel

    This is a pretty sad press release. Idol still beat it overall.

  • Michael

    ^ Because it was a two hour episode.

  • Rob R

    I think the big news is that THE VOICE is not the powerhouse it thought it was. Barely beating Idol head-to-head, although not in total viewers, and actually LOSING to Idol in full rating to full rating for each’s entire broadcast.

  • Ellen

    @Rob R:

    “Special Wednesday telecast.”

  • NateG

    It also shows that after 26 seasons Survivor is still a top contender in it’s time slot.

  • charmedcraft

    @Rob R

    I don’t think you’ve been following the ratings, The voice is huge; it’s ratings are way higher than Idol. I don’t watch either of them but numbers don’t lie.

  • eridapo

    I don’t think you’ve been following the ratings, The voice is huge; it’s ratings are way higher than Idol. I don’t watch either of them but numbers don’t lie.

    The Voice is huge in the early rounds, but once it reaches the live rounds it begins to falter (like Idol these last two years). This is probably due that at this stage all the contestants begin to sing pretty much the same staple of songs. Honestly, there is only about 200 songs that these singing competitions rely on…

    Of the current Idol or Voice contestants, I’m betting each has sung a song that was used in prior years by another contestant..

  • rgxx

    @ eridapo

    I agree! I think these competitions need to take out some of these songs getting performed over and over again:

    When A Man Loves A Woman
    This is a Man’s World
    And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going (The “You’re Gonna Love Me” Song)

    It seems these and many other songs are performed over & over & over & over &………..

  • Fred

    Yes, the relatively new VOICE is more popular than the veterans AMERICAN IDOL and SURVIVOR.
    However lets give some credit to the originals. They are still worthy competitor after all of these years. Lets see where the VOICE is in about a decade or so.

  • Colin

    I hope next season Idol ratings go back up sinc I just read an article that Nigel Lynthoe and all 4 judges are being let go at the end of this season and that theme week will be gone too.

  • ROLY

    PERHAPS NEXT SEASON NO MORE SINGING SHOWS!ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!

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