Ratings: “The Voice” Increases Lead Over “American Idol,” “The Crossing” Ties “Good Girls”

NBC beat ABC in the 8-10PM block; the two networks tied in the 10-11PM hour.

The Voice | Trae Patton/NBC

Update: NBC’s “The Voice” widened its lead over ABC’s “American Idol” this week.

According to final national data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s “The Voice” averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 10.03 million viewers from 8-10PM ET.

“Idol” posted a 1.4 rating and 7.16 million viewers in the same timeslot.

While last week’s “The Voice” drew slightly better numbers (2.0, 10.50 million), it enjoyed a smaller margin of victory over “Idol” (1.7, 7.80 million).

While NBC was the clear victor from 8-10PM, it tied ABC at 10PM. Its “Good Girls” drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 4.04 million.

The premiere of “The Crossing” delivered a 0.9 and 5.40 million for ABC.

NBC’s “The Voice” and ABC’s “American Idol” both suffered week-over-week ratings declines this week.

“The Voice” took a smaller hit — and thus increased its margin of victory over ABC’s music competition series.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s “The Voice” averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 9.91 million overall viewers between 8-10PM. The numbers narrowly trail the 2.0 rating and 10.50 million viewer mark drawn last week.

“American Idol” drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and 7.08 million viewers. Last week’s “Idol” was good for a 1.7 and 7.80 million.

While NBC beat ABC during the 8-10PM window, ABC took a narrow lead at 10PM. Its new series “The Crossing” drew a 1.0 rating and 5.45 million viewers.

The numbers pale in comparison to those typically drawn by previous timeslot occupant “The Good Doctor,” but they top the 0.9 rating and 4.27 million viewer mark earned by NBC’s “Good Girls.”

— The aforementioned programs aired opposite the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship; the game itself started during the 9PM hour. “Idol,” interestingly, drew a better rating at 9PM (1.5) than it did at 8PM (1.3). It did, however, endure a slight loss in overall viewership.

“The Voice” held steady in adults 18-49 from hour one to hour two. Like “Idol,” it took a slight viewership hit at 9PM.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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