Ratings: “The Voice” Falls To Low For Performance Show, Just Barely Tops “American Idol”

“The Voice” was down from last week but still slightly ahead of “American Idol.”

The Voice | Tyler Golden/NBC

From a live+same-day standpoint, Monday’s “The Voice” was the lowest-rated performance show yet (in adults 18-49).

It still narrowly topped ABC’s “American Idol” results show (although the margin of victory was the smallest yet).

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, “The Voice” drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.28 million overall viewers.

The 1.5 rating ties the series low for a regular episode — and ranks as a new low for a performance show.

Last week’s “The Voice” drew a 1.8 rating and 9.35 million viewers.

Airing head-to-head, ABC’s “American Idol” drew a 1.4 rating and averaged 7.59 million viewers. The demo rating matches last week’s episode, while the viewership represents a gain from that broadcast’s 6.97 million mark.

“Idol” seemed to deal a particular blow to “The Voice” in the second hour. “American Idol” gained in the demo (rising from a 1.3 to a 1.4) and added viewers (7.40 million to 7.77 million) at 9PM. “The Voice,” on the other hand, held flat in adults 18-49 and lost viewers (from 8.48 million to 8.07 million) in hour two.

“Idol” actually tied “The Voice” in adults 18-49 from 9:30-10PM (both shows drew a 1.4 rating).

— NBC maintained its lead at 10PM, with its “Good Girls” (0.9, 4.14 million) topping “The Crossing” (0.7, 4.24 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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