Ratings: NBC's 'The Voice' from Blind Auditions to Live Shows

Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton in The Voice

Talpa's singing competition format remains strongest with blind auditions.

Monday, May 18, 2015

American version of 'The Voice' concludes 8th season this week.

As U.S. ratings prove, The Blind Auditions is still the strongest part of Talpa's format, achieving 3.9-4.1 rating in the young demo on NBC (live+SD). The Battles were still strong with 3.8 rating, decreasing to 3.2 only with last 4th battle. Later phase called The Knockouts was able to achieve 3.0 ratings, which seemed impossible for Live Performances as all of them were below 3.0. Live shows tend to be the least-watched despite Talpa's attempt to improve the season cycle of 'The Voice' format.

'The Voice Season 8' weekly
(target group 18-49, live+SD. Source: The Nielsen Company)

Similar situation and performance decrease in live phase occurs on some other markets too, you can see market shares of 2014 Czechoslovak version on Nova and Markiza TV here.

Overally 'The Voice' remains top performer for NBC and the highest-rated unscripted show on U.S. TV, averaging 4.1 rating on Mondays and 3.8 on Tuesdays this season (18-49, including 7 days time-shifted viewing). The format was named "Smartshow.tv's Best format of the year" two years in a row - in 2014 and 2013 as well.