Monday night– The Voice swamped American Idol for a second night in a row. The NBC show scored three million more viewers during the first hour and two million more during the second hour.
The Voice had 10.6 million viewers in both hours last night with a 2.2 and 2.3 in the key demo of 18-49. American Idol had 7.5 million viewers in the first hour and almost 8 million in the second hour. But the key demo was 1.5 and 1.7, skewing older.
As I wrote in the last couple of stories, “Idol” seems strangely semi-pro this year. The singers are almost too good, and too prepared for careers. The audience may be sensing that. Also, The Voice is just considered hipper.
Nevertheless, I do like the judges on Idol– Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan. But again, I am out of the key demo, so I’m not a good judge. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton et al are more appealing to the younger demo. Plus Kelly Clarkson, the original “Idol” star, is on “The Voice.”