NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” which was once TV’s top reality show, is showing signs of age, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“‘The Voice’ hasn’t been the No. 1 reality show for some time,” THR reports. “Earlier in 2017, honors briefly went to ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ before NBC summer flagship ‘America’s Got Talent’ blew them both out of the water. But even as it shows signs of age, the singing show remains a winner and point of pride for NBC.”
The live finale of “The Voice,” which aired Tuesday, settled for a 2.0 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49, along with 10.8 million total viewers.
“In the younger demo, that’s steady with the most recent finale in the spring,” THR reports. “Compared with last December, when the episode didn’t air so close to Christmas, it’s a 20 percent dip. With live-plus-seven day lifts, the entire season of ‘The Voice’ was actually down by the same measure from the 2016 fall cycle.”
For the current season overall, “The Voice” averaged a decent 2.7 rating in 18-49. But the report notes that both Fox, with “The Four,” and ABC, with its “American Idol” reboot, are about to ramp up the competition in the space.