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Ratings: Voice Lowers With Performance Finale, HIMYM Slips to Season Low, Hostages Ticks Up

Fight or Flight

NBC’s The Voice on Monday night drew 12.7 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating, per finals — dipping 4 percent and two tenths week-to-week and also down from its previous two performance finales (Season 3: 13.4 mil/4.2, Season 4: 12.7 mil/3.7).

Leading out of that, The Sing-Off …READ MORE


The Voice Performance Finale: I Know What You Did With Idol's (Overdone) Songs in the Dark

The Voice Season 5 recap performance finale

“Hello, and welcome to The $25,000 Pyramid: The Voice Season 5 Performance Finale Edition! Our famous clue-giver is Carson Daly, and our contestant is ‘Who cares, this person isn’t a superstar celebrity!?’ Let’s get started!” READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS


Reality Check: Who Won The Voice Semi-Finals –Jacquie, Tessanne or Will? Plus: Has The X Factor Earned a Fourth Season?

reality check slezak doolittle

It’s season-finale week for The Voice and The X Factor, and to the shock of everyone here at Reality Check, America got it totally right in choosing both shows’ Top 3 contestants.

That doesn’t mean, however, that my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I don’t have plenty to disagree about this episode. For starters, we’ve got almost the exact opposite view on …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Season 5 Semifinal Results Recap: Did the Right Three Singers Make the Finale?

The Voice Season 5 Semifinals Results Recap

Who says there’s no life after The Voice?

Season 5′s Top 5 results telecast felt like an aggressive response to the blogosphere complaint that NBC’s reality-singing behemoth has yet to produce a viable chart-topper — this week’s Top 10 iTunes milestones for covers by three current semifinalists notwithstanding. (Cue Xtina rageface, followed by …READ MORE


The Voice Season 5 Semifinal Performance Recap: Keep Calm and 'Carry On' [Updated]

The Voice Will Champlin Carry On

Can People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” (*With a Current Project to Promote/Not Named Idris Elba) be stopped?

That’s the question surrounding The Voice Season 5 semifinals, seeing how coach Adam Levine hasn’t lost a single contestant since Nov. 7 (aka Top 20 results night) (aka for freakin’ ever). READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Breaking Down The Voice's Final 5! Plus: Alex & Sierra's X Factor Supremacy

Reality Check Slezak Doolittle

Disagreement is the dominant theme on this week’s installment of Reality Check.

As my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I dish The Voice‘s Season 5 semifinalists — Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, Cole Vosbury, James Wolpert and Will Champlin — bones of contention arise over …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice: 25 Song Suggestions to Make the Season 5 Semifinals Surprising (and Delightful)

The Voice Season 5 Semifinals

With Season 5 of The Voice reaching the semifinal round this Monday (8/7c on NBC), the competition seems more evenly matched than in any prior incarnation.

And that means that over the next fortnight, song selection will be crazy critical READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


The Voice Exclusive Outtakes: Fart Jokes, Saved by the Bell Threats and…Xtina Basketball Boasts?

Adam Levine the Voice Tessanne

With a dozen musical performances during its Monday-night telecast, The Voice‘s Top 6 performance show had to keep the jaunty rehearsal footage to a minimum.

The following exclusive outtake video, however, finds …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice's Caroline Pennell on Tackling Bieber, Rocking 'Royals,' Accepting Cee Lo's Laid-Back Coaching: 'Everyone Else Was Standing Up'

Caroline Pennell The Voice Interview

Don’t send out a search party for the nervous teenage girl who started giggling when Cee Lo and Blake Shelton turned around during The Voice‘s Season 5 Blind Auditions. Caroline Pennell says that person is gone forever.

“It’s crazy, the transition from …READ MORE


The Voice Top 6 Results Recap: Did the Right Contestant Get Cut This Week?

The Voice - Top 6 Results Season 5

Dear Carson Daly,

It’s easy to understand the allure of claiming original American Idol Kelly Clarkson as a member of The Voice family — she did, after all, serve as a Season 2 advisor, and rocked the Season 5 stage tonight with a lively, lovely rendition of “Underneath the Tree.”

But dude, it’s imperative that you realize …READ MORE