‘The Voice’ Returns up 18% Versus December Fall Finale

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via press release:

“The Voice” (4.7/13 from 8-10:01) returns up 18% versus the Dec. 17 fall finale (4.0), for its highest rating on any night of the week since Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.  “The Voice” is currently running within a tenth of a point of its year-ago premiere (4.7 vs. 4.8 on March 25, 2013).


In total viewers, this is the top “Voice” premiere since the post-Super Bowl debut on Feb. 5, 2012.  With 15.734 million viewers, last night’s telecast up 15% versus the year-go 13.636 million.


The Voice” grew steadily through its four half-hours with this track: 3.9, 4.6, 5.0, 5.2.



“The Blacklist” (3.1/9 at 10:01 p.m.) jumped 24% versus its prior telecast four weeks ago (2.5/7 on Jan. 27).


This is the highest “Blacklist” since the show’s fall finale on Dec. 2 (3.2).  Excluding that fall-finale telecast, this matches the highest “Blacklist since Sept. 30, the show’s second telecast (3.3).





Note that “The Blacklist” will add millions of viewers through time-shifting in the coming days, with the prior telecast growing by 83% in adults 18-49 and by an industry record 6.7 million viewers overall going from these L+SD ratings to L+7:


  • PRIOR ‘BLACKLIST’ SETS ALL-TIME L+7 RECORD: The Jan. 27 “Blacklist” set an all-time U.S. television record, growing by 6.668 million viewers going from L+SD to L+7, the biggest-ever viewer increase for any U.S. broadcast or cable program.  That “Blacklist” grew to 16.839 million viewers in L+7, up from 10.171 million persons in L+SD.


  • “The Blacklist” now holds the top seven increases ever going from L+SD-to-L+7 in total viewers in U.S. TV history across all broadcast and cable programming.


  • For the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2 in L+7, “The Blacklist” rose to the #1 drama on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers and beat both editions of Fox’s “American Idol” in both categories for the first time in L+7.


  • In adults 18-49, the Jan. 27 “The Blacklist” grew by 2.11 rating points or 83% going from L+SD to L+7 (to a 4.65 from a 2.54).  That episode of “The Blacklist” derived a season-high 59% of its L+7 rating from time-shifted viewing (2.75 of its 4.65 L+7 18-49 rating).
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