It’s not much of a surprise that “The Voice” got two other seasons on NBC. It’s obvious the show is actually keeping NBC floating and given Monday’s new season premiere ratings, the network might really give competition a hard time.
NBC isn’t a frontrunner when it comes to ratings. In fact, it’s been struggling for the past eight TV seasons to stay fourth and “The Voice” was mostly what kept it floating. But on Monday, NBC had a breakthrough: “The Voice” season premiere scored huge ratings, averaging over 11 million viewers that night. It’s no wonder, NBC picked up “The Voice” for two more seasons.
“This pickup will assure the many dedicated Voice fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world’s attention through all of next year” Chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “With the addition of Usher and Shakira as rotating coaches to join Christina, CeeLo, Adam and Blake in the next cycle, we know that this incredibly addictive program will remain even more relevant” the NBC Chairman added.
“The Voice” is NBC’s reality hit show. On Monday the show premiered its third cycle and viewers worked their remotes to have their TV sets on NBC. Many did so before, but on Monday more than 11 million viewers chose to see “The Voice” over ABC’s “Castle or CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O”.
However, while “The Voice” 3rd season premiere had such an amazing performance, it’s hard not to remember that the show’s last season finale had embarrassing ratings, as only 5.2 million viewers watched it. It’s likely the turnaround in ratings for NBC’s “The Voice” is due to the news Shakira and Usher will join the show as spring coaches. So this is Christina Aguilera’s and Cee Lo Green’s last season on “The Voice”.
“Our coaches have their chairs for life” said producer Mark Burnett recently. “This is exactly why, after three seasons we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans” Burnett explained of the news that Shakira and Usher will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the show.