Not a competition show person, but can't wait for the Voice ratings....praying that they greatly surpass AGT viewers....you know with TV audiences being down, and problems finding the show you want to watch, and competing against the new Fall schedule as opposed to test patterns and reruns and whatnot and so forth.....

From TV By the Numbers. On NBC, the two-hour premiere of The Voice scored a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating, down -39% from last season's time period premiere on Monday 2/6/12 (6.7/17) and is its lowest-rated premiere. The premiere of The New Normal garnered a 2.5 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right. Full Ratings Report coming soon....

I think people are just burned out on shows about moderately talented people competing against each other singing mostly songs sung better and more creatively by the original artist. For awhile anyway.

yea, I think the talent pool is really diminishing. I never was a viewer of reality television or these talent shows, but I was sure hoping AGT would tank this year. Wish granted.

Voice Got 12 million viewers last night. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...e-voice-premieres-down-the-new-normal/148152/ When was the last time AGT got 12 million viewers?

I guess a few times.. 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[TD]4[/TD] [TD="align: left"]New York Auditions (Part 2)[/TD] [TD]May 22, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.3[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]9.44[SUP][39][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]5[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Tampa Bay Auditions (Part 1)[/TD] [TD]May 28, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.8[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]9.96[SUP][40][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]6[/TD] [TD="align: left"]St. Louis Auditions (Part 2)[/TD] [TD]May 29, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.7[/TD] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]11.51[SUP][41][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]7[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Austin Auditions (Part 1)[/TD] [TD]June 4, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.3[/TD] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]12.22[SUP][42][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]8[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Austin Auditions (Part 2)[/TD] [TD]June 5, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.5[/TD] [TD]11[/TD] [TD]12.55[SUP][43][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]9[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Tampa Bay Auditions (Part 2)[/TD] [TD]June 12, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.0[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]11.18[SUP][44][/SUP][/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Final Auditions[/TD] [TD]June 18, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.9[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]11.43[SUP][45][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]11[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Las Vegas Week (Part 1)[/TD] [TD]June 25, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.0[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]10.45[SUP][46][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Las Vegas Week (Part 2)[/TD] [TD]June 26, 2012[/TD] [TD]3.2[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]11.67[SUP][47][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Las Vegas Week (Part 3)[/TD] [TD]June 27, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.8[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]10.66[SUP][48][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]14[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 1 (performances)[/TD] [TD]July 2, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.9[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]10.19[SUP][49][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 1 (results)[/TD] [TD]July 3, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.3[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]9.32[SUP][50][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 2 (performances)[/TD] [TD]July 10, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.8[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]10.69[SUP][51][/SUP][/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 2 (results)[/TD] [TD]July 11, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.0[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]8.08[SUP][52][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 3 (performances)[/TD] [TD]July 17, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.6[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]10.17[SUP][53][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]19[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 3 (results)[/TD] [TD]July 18, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.0[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]7.61[SUP][54][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]20[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 4 (performances)[/TD] [TD]July 24, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.7[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]10.43[SUP][55][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]21[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Top 48, Week 4 (results)[/TD] [TD]July 25, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.2[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]8.76[SUP][56][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]22[/TD] [TD="align: left"]YouTube Snapple Special[/TD] [TD]August 14, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.8[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]9.97[SUP][57][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]23[/TD] [TD="align: left"]YouTube Snapple Special (results)[/TD] [TD]August 15, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.3[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]8.48[SUP][58][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]24[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Wild Card[/TD] [TD]August 21, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.5[/TD] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]9.90[SUP][59][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]25[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Wild Card (results)[/TD] [TD]August 22, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.3[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]8.60[SUP][60][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]26[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Semifinals, Round 1 (performances)[/TD] [TD]August 28, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.5[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]9.89[SUP][61][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]27[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Semifinals, Round 1 (results)[/TD] [TD]August 29, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.2[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]8.34[SUP][62][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]28[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Semifinals, Round 2 (performances)[/TD] [TD]September 4, 2012[/TD] [TD]2.4[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]8.93[SUP][63][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]29[/TD] [TD="align: left"]Semifinals, Round 2 (results)[/TD] [TD]September 6, 2012[/TD] [TD]1.9[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]7.87[SUP][64][/SUP][/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]

I'll be interested in hearing Howard's spin if AGT loses to a premiere on another network. In the first 2 weeks of AGT when they were beaten by several series finales, Howard said that was expected because people who've been watching a show all season and are invested in it and they'll always choose a finale over a premiere of something else. It would be just like him to say the exact opposite this time.

Key thing is none of the comparisons are including the affect of Monday Night Football double header, which was the # 1 show last night. I don't believe "The (admittedly retarded ) Voice" has ever had a Fall Season, so if its premiere is down, it's because it never had to face MNF. Better comparison to AGT #s will be how The Voice does against rerun competition tonight, like AGT has faced all summer.