Ratings: Voice Rises, Dance Dips, Talent Is Tops

The Season 1 finale of The Voice was watched by 10.8 million total viewers and drew a 3.5 rating — NBC’s best demo number for the Wednesday-at-8 time slot since January 2008.

Building further on those tallies was America’s Got Talent, which drew 13.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating — the show’s best demo for a non-finale Wednesday outing in almost five years. AGT won the night in both measures.

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NBC’s Love in the Wild thus had a tough row to hoe in closing out the strong night. The reality series mish-mash debuted to 6.5 million viewers and a 2.2 rating (shedding 45 percent of its lead-in).

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Facing such formidable competition from 8 to 10 pm, there’s no faulting Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance for dipping 5 percent in the demo (to a 1.9), while playing to 5.4 million total viewers.

What were you watching this Wednesday?

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  1. Bobbi says:

    It is too bad SYTYCD lost some viewers to the rest of what was offered last night though. It was an excellent episode.

  2. jenna says:

    I really don’t get Love is Wild, honestly who thought of that idea!?!? One of the stranger reality show concepts for sure

    • Alienate says:

      I must admit I felt the same, but I watched the end of episode 1 and was intrigued by the “mate swapping” I just watched ep. 2 and was actually entertained.

      Call the show: “My Guilty Pleasure”

  3. PinnyPed says:

    Sorry Bobbi, I’ve been a SYTYCD fan since Season 2 and I think they deserve the drop in ratings. The show is terrible this year. No diversity in dancing – all contemporary dancers which makes for amateur and “dumbed down” ballroom and other styles. No standouts among dancers. I like Marco and Sasha, but there’s no Alex Wong or Billy Bells in this group. Thirdly, the choreography is pedestrian this year in comparision with years past. Plus I’m a little tired of Nigel’s string pulling, but that’s no different than past years.

    I was bored with last night’s show.

    • Kris says:

      Give ’em a break, it’s only top 16. I think there are some amazing dancers, Sasha and Marko, Ricky and Melanie leading the way.

    • Lauren says:

      I have to agree although it makes me sad. I love this show but I’ve said Blah to more routines this season than I ever have before. The judges are pulling their punches and the routines are so similar that I have difficulty remembering what people do at the end of the episode. I can still remember almost every routine of the top 10 of season 5 because they were that amazing. I think part of it is a lack of Mia. I have a sneaking suspicion that she dropped out of this season because Ryan is her assistant and doesn’t want to say it because it would make people resent Ryan. No Mia, No Shane, No Wade… we need some new choreographers. That being said I agree that this group is pack of contemporary blandness (oops, I mean jazz… whatever). They really need to work on finding some diversity and start taking that star quality that dancers like Alex, Josh, Twitch, Katee, Jeanine and Benjii had. It trumps technique for crowd appeal/ratings every time. Although Katee and Alex had BOTH technique and star quality.

  4. CandaceTX says:

    am I wrong, or is the phrase “tough road to hoe”?