Ratings: “The Voice,” “Rise” Fall Against Big ABC Competition

ABC’s highly rated comedy broadcasts seem to have hurt NBC’s lineup.

The Voice | Tyler Golden/NBC

Facing mammoth competition from ABC’s “Roseanne” premiere, Tuesday’s “The Voice” endured week-over-week losses in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, “The Voice” drew a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.88 million overall viewers.

Last week’s episode drew a considerably stronger 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and 10.96 million viewership figure.

Granted, that broadcast did not face anything like “Roseanne,” which averaged a monstrous 5.1 demo rating and 18.16 million viewer mark from 8-9PM.

Support from “Roseanne” helped ABC stay hot in the 9PM hour; “black-ish” and “Splitting Up Together” delivered big numbers in their own right. That heightened competition, as well as reduced lead-in support from “The Voice,” spelled trouble for “Rise.”

After posting a 1.1 rating and 5.39 million viewers for last week’s time period premiere, the drama fell to a 0.8 rating and 4.48 million viewership figure this week.

“Chicago Med” closed the night with a 1.0 and 5.81 million. Last week’s episode drew a 1.2 and 6.89 million.

— In addition to the elevated ABC competition, NBC’s Tuesday programs faced competition from new episodes of CBS’ dramas. CBS aired re-runs last week.

Written by Brian Cantor

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