Voice Ratings Season 12

Ratings: The Voice Premiere Dips But Dominates Night, Taken Starts Strong

NBC’s The Voice kicked off Season 12 on Monday with 13 million total viewers and a 3.1 rating (per finals), marking the competition’s fourth straight demo decline for a premiere, yet dominating the night in both measures.

Leading out of that, the Taken premiere did 7.5 mil and a 1.6, landing just below Timeless‘ own apres-Voice launch (7.6 mil/1.8) and easily leading all scripted fare. TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B-.”

The night’s other debut, ABC’s When We Rise, averaged 3 million viewers and a 0.7 rating across its first two hours, up a bit (faint praise alert!) from Quantico‘s most recent numbers. The Bachelor (7.7 mil/2.4) dipped a bit week-to-week.


FOX | 24: Legacy (4 mil/1.0) and APB (3.4 mil/0.8) each dropped a few eyeballs while flat in the demo.

THE CW | Supergirl (2.17 mil/0.7) marked a new audience low while steady in the demo. Jane (880K/0.3) ticked down on both counts.

CBS | Man With a Plan (6.6 mil/1.2) ticked down, while Superior Donuts (6.4 mil/1.2) and 2 Broke Girls (5.7 mil/1.2) held steady in the demo. Scorpion (6.9 mil/1.1) dipped to tie its demo low and delver its second-smallest audience ever.

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  1. justsomeguy says:

    Really happy about Taken’s ratings. I was expecting it to be half of that. It was really good. If it can maintain the quality and pacing of the pilot, I think most people will stick with it.

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    I’m really loving 24. Very fast paced. Haven’t watched Taken yet but noticed my dvr started 2 minutes late so hoping I didn’t miss anything important.

  3. kmw says:

    Even though The Voice dipped, it still has ratings that everyone else wants. Taken did ok but we will see how bad or if it . Nobody else seemed to have a good night. Poor FOX promoted 24 to the exclusion of their other shows and what are they getting for it? Not anywhere they wanted it. Same for APB. Gotham and Lucifer were doing better and they also will be suffering when they finish in June!!!. FOX is an hole of their own making

    • Smokey says:

      With today’s choices of 100 channels, computer gaming, skype-ing/talking/texting with friends, local basketball play-offs, some at work and countless other activities —— getting anything over 8 million viewers is considered pretty darn good.—— networks can set advertising prices related to exposure and average-age-of-viewer tweaks for products advertised. “The Voice” is a plum in the general averages of show viewership ratings.

  4. ninergrl6 says:

    I was hoping Taken would fail — or at least get lower ratings than Timeless, which it did by a very slim margin — in the same time slot to potentially bolster the renewal chances for Timeless. Sorry Taken fans.

  5. DEBBIE TYLER says:

    I can’t stand to watch each week the girls and boys wear the same clothes need new judges love Adam Lambert and Alisha get rid of the others