‘The Voice’ Hits Ratings High-Note Post-Super Bowl

Published: Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 by Sam

As reported, season 2 of ‘The Voice’ kicked off to its highest ratings yet this Sunday, after being launched alongside Super Bowl XLVI.

And yet it’s this strategic piggy-banking which left many analysts cautious about hailing the show’s heightened success. At least until the ratings of last night’s “regular-slot” episode rolled in.

Well, they’re here. See how Christina Aguilera and co fared after the jump…

According to TV By The Numbers, the NBC show averaged 17.7 million viewers last night – markedly higher than its 5.1 million debut last season and its series average of 12 million.

Perhaps most interesting, though, is that the number puts the show in direct competition with American Idol, the season average of which is 20 million – and slipping.

It also sees the talent search blaze past Simon Cowell‘s super-hyped X Factor USA and its 12 million episode average.


The Voice is clearly hitting the right notes with viewers. All the show needs to ensure now is that it generates a successful winner. For last year’s champ Javier Colon could only manage a #134 peak on the Billboard 200.  Time will tell if the show can deliver on that front.

Pending then, Christina, Cee-Lo, and co have plenty to celebrate…

Your thoughts?


Comments 23

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) February 7, 2012

    They slayed once again! I’m sure it will be even more successful once the live shows begin!! So glad real talent is still promoted and this show is quite the platform!

  2. LOL February 7, 2012

    ALRIGHT for the Xtina gif lol

  3. ChristinasCOMING February 7, 2012

    I just can’t wait that Xtina gif.

    Anyway, in the words of Kelly Rowland “Told y’all I was gonna bump like this, y’all didn’t think I could bump like this, turn around then I make it jump like this!”

    Christina’s COMEBACK is slaying!

    Christina should take advantage of all this hype to release and promote her new single. Right now is the perfect opportunity.

  4. aishaaguilerakeys February 7, 2012

    I started watching it this season, and I must admit so far it’s good. Can’t with that gif, congrats to them, by the way Adam looks gay in that pic.

  5. number1k9 February 7, 2012

    LMFAO @ in the words of Kelly Rowland by @ CHIRSTINASCOMING

    Well lets see if this holds up. Either way, still The Voice US will not remain on US television for the next 8+ years like Idol!

  6. irene46 February 7, 2012

    love the show and the judges. i’m sorta afraid christina’s bantering may backfire on her though. she doesn’t seem to have natural comic ability and she may start to come across as harsh without really meaning to.

    the media has already painted her with the evil b**** brush and even if they’ve gone somewhat light on her so far, you can bet they’re waitin’ in the weeds with a truckload of shade.

    she shows herself to be genuinely real and kind when it comes to her interactions with the contestants. christina really shines when we get to see her gentle side.

    somebody, give christina a script with joking a little on the light side.

  7. irene46 February 7, 2012

    does anyone know why some comments are suddenly being held for moderation. is tgj going to start restricting some comments? has this happened to anyone else byside myself?

  8. Mr.Geezy February 7, 2012

    Glad to see the voice finally finding an audience.

  9. Small_Angel February 7, 2012

    Since the Voice is gaining audience. American Idol (a show that i also love) producer Nigel and Judge Randy are firing The Voice.. They say its gimmick and for a frustrated/failed contract singer.. I can see that they are feeling that the voice is coming…

  10. YES! February 7, 2012


  11. ThatBoyLuke February 7, 2012

    I watched it for the first time last night and it’s easy to see why it’s doing so well, The judges all have talent and aren’t just there because Simon Cowell fancies them and the way they all bounce off of each other and have fun is great to see instead of 3 lessors looking to King Simon all the time.
    It’s also great that all the contestants can actually sing and that there are way fewer sob stories than on XFactor or Idol, XFactor is pretty much over tbh…

    @IRENE46, It’s happened to me a few times in the last few days ~_~

  12. irene46 February 7, 2012

    @ thatboyluke…

    thanx, tbl. i won’t mind if it cleans up some of the vile filthy comments left but i hope they don’t interfer with fans voicing their opinions just because they disagree with them.

  13. ChristinasCOMING February 7, 2012

    Well I am disappointed. I just read in a new Christina interview she did with Marie Claire and she confirmed her new album isn’t due till later this year and the new single isn’t coming till a little later.

    I don’t get her label at all. Because of Bionic flopping and all the negative backlash she received that year, you’d think her label would be trying everything in their power to secure her a HUGE comeback to the charts.

    I think it’s time Christina finds a new label. A label that knows how to properly promote her and get her that REDEFINED status that she needs.

    I understand she wants to take her time to put together a cohesive album but I am so over having to wait so long in between albums for her to put out new music.

  14. Legendtina February 7, 2012

    R.I.P American Idol. X Factor is a none factor, they were dead before they even began.

    I absolutely agree with you. RCA’s timing is beyond ridiculous! Christina needs a hit of her own and the best way to get that is by promoting it on the most successful show currently on television. One performance of the song on the night its released and it will shoot to #1. Promoting the album on The Voice would definately get people intrested in her music. I dont understand how RCA Records cant see that.

  15. Mr.Geezy February 7, 2012

    I am glad to see the voice has found an audience.

  16. ChristinasCOMING February 8, 2012

    Now. Apparently, rumor has it Christina has signed on for a 3rd season and it will air this fall. If this is true, this is the perfect opportunity for her to use the show to promote it.

    It’s not so much Christina but RCA who is screwing her royally! If they were to give her as much the push as many other acts are given by their labels, Christina would be dominating the charts and reigning over her counterparts.

  17. MRDIVABITCH February 8, 2012

    I watched first episode’s encore
    And I must say the singers are rather dreadful
    The big muscled black guy was BARKING the chorus of “Complicated”, and his cocky attitude sucks ass.
    The rocker chick sounded like she was literally VOMITING
    The “opera” that needed a microphone shoved inside his mouth in order to project (the opposite of a real opera singer should be).
    None of them are particularly great vocalists, IMO.

    I read also the Rolling Stone article today, Christina is so arrogant about her singing “I am known for being a great vocalist” (b****, please)…BUT I give her kudos for signing ON THE CONDITION that there wouldn’t be humilation-type auditions like in American Idol, and she always gives positive constructive criticism to the people auditioning.

    I must say…she is not such a b**** after all, she seems quite nice and friendly
    It’s her stans the ones who are the dreadful demented hyenas.

  18. LaLa February 8, 2012

    ^You should audition for the next season bro!

    & about the opera singer. Have it crossed your mind that the mic volume were sett lower? & maybe the need to be recorded on production Audio?

  19. MRDIVABITCH February 8, 2012

    @ LALA

    I was actually joking with some friends I might audition next season
    Just to get close enough to spit on X like a Bolivian llama…not that I would do that, as that uncouth behavior would be unbecoming of a pretty pony princess such as myself.

    In all seriousness, you can look up any performance by a true operatic singer and the microphone is at least 3 to 4 feet away. The guy wasn’t an opera singer, he was a popera singer, the same way Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Jackie Evancho, etc are…

    Oh and baby, I finally I uploaded a video of me singing into the camera as the haterz simply couldn’t believe my range and vocals weren’t somehow created out of thin air by some magical computer. I’ll link you if you want *kiss*

  20. LaLa February 8, 2012

    lol… DO THAT. It would be awesome for TGJ to make a post about… “The Voice contestant Spit on Xtina’s bloody legs!” lmao =))

    yep yep, you right about popera singer instead classical (fat lady) opera singer ala broadway. well there you know it 😀

    okay, you could post the link here bb…

  21. MRDIVABITCH February 8, 2012

    Opera and Broadway are not alike…
    They use microphones in broadway too…
    Opera requires that the singer projects over a live orchestra using resonance and volume produced by breathe support and their own acoustical possibilities. The only instances in which an opera uses a microphone would be a recorded broadcast or concert amphitheater event in which the acoustics do not lend themselves for unamplified singing.

    Anyway, here is a link


    Oh and disclaimer, I am looking a mess in it as I thought silly to put on my face just to sing in my closet/bathroom, but the pics I used in my acapella of Emotions I posted some days show I can clean up and look decent.

  22. LaLa February 8, 2012

    ^I didn’t say alike bro… I said Classical Opera Singer show ala broadway (staging). but thanks for the specific detail/info.

    but basically you already know that the dude on the voice is not ‘that type’ of opera singer (using resonance produced by breath support, etc). *End discussion*

    & Thanks for the link. 🙂 I’ve watched it…

  23. Aguilera is the best February 8, 2012

    Christina Aguilera is the realest, most bad@**, epic pop singer vocalist!!

    I am proud to be a fan of Christina Aguilera.

    I am waiting for the new album.

Recommended Posts