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The Voice
TheVoiceTitleCard.png
Genre Reality competition
Created by John de Mol
Directed by Alan Carter[1]
Presented by
Judges
Composer(s) Martijn Schimmer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 14
No. of episodes 362
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ashley Baumann
  • Amanda Borden
  • Carson Daly
  • Keith Dinielli
  • May Johnson
  • Bart Kimball
  • Michael Matsumoto
  • David Offenheiser
  • Dan Paschen
  • Kyley Tucker
  • Teddy Valenti[1]
Location(s) Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 44–104 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Voice (franchise)
External links
Official website

The Voice is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011, and expanded into the fall cycle with the premiere of the third season on September 10, 2012. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, it has aired fourteen seasons and aims to find currently unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 15 or over (age 13 or over since season 12), drawn from public auditions.[2]

The winner is determined by television viewers voting by telephone, internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of the audio-recorded artists' vocal performances, they receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group for winning the competition. The winners of the fourteen seasons have been: Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Tessanne Chin, Josh Kaufman, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter, Sundance Head, Chris Blue, Chloe Kohanski, and Brynn Cartelli.

The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances and guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season, they also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach. The original panel featured Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; the panel for the upcoming fifteenth season will feature Levine, Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Hudson. Other coaches from previous seasons include Shakira, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys.

Conception

An adaptation of the Dutch show The Voice of Holland, NBC announced the show under the name The Voice of America in December 2010;[3] its name was soon shortened to The Voice.[4] In each season, the winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records (seasons 1 & 2) or later Universal Music Group (season 3–present).

Selection process and format

Each season begins with the "Blind Auditions," where coaches form their team of artists (8 in season 1, 12 in season 2 and seasons 4-14, and 16 in season 3) whom they mentor through the remainder of the season, the coaches' chairs are faced towards the audience during artists' performances; those interested in an artist press their button, which turns their chair towards the artist and illuminates the bottom of the chair to read "I want you." At the conclusion of the performance, an artist either defaults to the only coach who turned around, or selects his or her coach if more than one coach expresses interest.[5] In the 14th season, a new twist called "Block" is featured, which allows one coach to block another coach from getting a contestants.

In the "Battle Rounds," each coach pairs two of his or her team members to perform together, then chooses one to advance in the competition; in each season, coaches are assisted by celebrity advisors that are different each season. In the first season, coaches sit alongside their respective advisors in the battle stage. However, starting with the second season, the advisors no longer join the coaches in the battle stage. A new element was added in season three; coaches were given two "steals", allowing each coach to select two individuals who were eliminated during a battle round by another coach.

The Knockout Rounds were also introduced in season three. A pair of artists within a team are selected to sing individual performances in succession, they are not told until a few minutes prior to their performances who their partner is. The artists get to choose their own songs in this round, although they continue to get help and advice from their respective coaches, at the conclusion of the performances, coaches would decide which one of each pair gets to advance to the next round.[5] Just like in the battle rounds, the coaches can steal one eliminated artist from another coach starting with season five.

The "Battles, Round 2" were introduced to replace the Knockout Rounds in season six.[5] Similar to the Knockout Rounds, each singer is paired randomly within their team. One celebrity key adviser also assists all four of the coaches and their teams in preparation of these rounds. Coaches give each Battle pairing a list of songs and each pair must agree on which song to sing,[6] each coach can still decide which of their singers in each pair will advance to the next round. The coaches are also allowed one steal.[7] However, the Knockouts were brought back in season seven.

In the final live performance phase of the competition, artists perform in weekly shows, where public voting narrows to a final group of artists and eventually declares a winner,[5] the coaches have the power to save one artist that had not received the public's vote that week. As of season two, these artists would give a last chance performance to win their coach's save. However, in deciding who moves on to the final four phase, the television audience and the coaches have equal say, with one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the finale, where the outcome is decided solely by public vote. In the first two seasons, one contestant from each team would advance to the final four. Due to the possibility of having multiple potential winners on the same team, eliminations were adjusted in season three to eliminate contestants who earned the lowest number of votes, thus not guaranteeing a coach and a contestant in the (reduced) final three (having reverted to four since season seven).[8]

Voting system

In a first for a music competition series, NBC and Universal Republic Records offered fans of the show the ability to vote for their favorite artists by purchasing the studio versions of the songs that they perform on the live show each week via the iTunes Store. Alternative methods of voting can be done through toll-free phone calls (until season 8), text messaging, the show's app, and through online votes via NBC.com and Facebook. Each method is limited to ten votes per user. Voting lasts until noon EST the next day.

As of the top 12 results show of season three, producers made changes in the voting system with regards to iTunes singles purchases. Previous voting via iTunes purchases of contestant performances had previously only counted singly during the official voting window and only accredited to the live show in concern. If a competitor's performance charts within the Top 10 of the iTunes "Top 200 Singles Chart" during this window, it will be given an iTunes bonus that multiplies iTunes votes made by ten. Starting in season five, the iTunes bonus multiplier is now five for the studio versions of the songs performed by the competitors, the finale's vote count will include a 'Cumulative iTunes Vote Total' of all singles (from top 12 onwards) purchased during and outside of the various voting windows, with iTunes bonuses previously earned.[9]

Only the studio recording of the contestants' performances, not the live performance, are available on iTunes; in the first season, the battle rounds were recorded in the studio with both artists in the pairing. However, from season two on, only the winner's version of the song from the battle round is released. Season seven reverted to the old style of both artists, with the introduction of the Knockout Rounds in season three, where each contestant sang a separate song, only the winner's single is released.

The "Instant Save" was introduced in season five, during the live elimination episodes, viewers are given a five-minute window to vote for the contestants in danger of elimination by using their Twitter account to decide which contestant will move on to the next show, starting with the Top 12. Home viewers can only vote once per account for one contestant of their choice.

Coaches and hosts

Coaches

Coaches and host of the upcoming season 15 of The Voice
Kelly Clarkson
Jennifer Hudson
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton
Carson Daly

CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 became the first confirmed coaches in February 2011,[10] followed by Christina Aguilera[11] and Blake Shelton in March.[12] Aguilera and Green did not return for season four and were replaced by Shakira and Usher as substitute coaches.[13] Aguilera and Green then returned for season five, while Shakira and Usher returned for season six;[14][15] in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in February 2014, Green revealed that he would not be returning to The Voice.[16] On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Pharrell Williams would become Green's replacement,[17] on April 19, 2014, it was announced that No Doubt's Gwen Stefani would replace Aguilera in season seven due to her pregnancy.[18] On May 20, 2014, Shakira and Usher confirmed that after season six, they would focus on their music,[19][20] on March 25, 2016, Miley Cyrus confirmed that following her role as key advisor during the tenth season that she would be joining the series once again in its eleventh season as a coach, replacing Christina Aguilera.[21] That same day, Alicia Keys was also announced to be joining the series as a coach for the eleventh season,[22] on October 18, 2016, it was announced that Stefani would re-join the coaches' panel for the series' twelfth season, alongside returning coaches Keys, Levine and Shelton; it was also confirmed that Cyrus would return for the thirteenth season.[23]

On April 27, 2017, in an interview published by TV Insider, Keys confirmed that the twelfth season would be her last, she stated, "Who knows what the future holds, but I know this one is my final season."[24] On May 10, 2017, NBC announced that Jennifer Hudson would join the coaches lineup for the series' thirteenth season,[25] on May 11, 2017, it was announced that Kelly Clarkson would be a coach in season fourteen in 2018.[26] On October 18, 2017, NBC announced that Alicia Keys would return to the series for the 14th season,[27] on May 10, 2018, it was announced that Clarkson and Hudson would return for the series' fifteenth season.[28]

Legend
     Featured as a full-time coach.
     Featured as a part-time advisor.

Hosts

Carson Daly has hosted the series since the inaugural season.[29] Alison Haislip served as the original "backstage, online and social media correspondent"[30] and was replaced by Christina Milian. Milian did not return for season five, at which point Daly assumed her duties as the social media correspondent.[31][32]

Coaches' advisors

Battle round advisors are listed first; additional advisors and their roles are denoted by superscripts.

Season Team Adam Team CeeLo Team Christina Team Blake All Coaches
1 Adam Blackstone Monica Sia Reba McEntire N/A
2 Alanis Morissette
Robin Thicke
Babyface
Ne-Yo
Jewel
Lionel Richie
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
3 Mary J. Blige Rob Thomas
Jennifer Hudsona
Bill Withersb
Pat Monahanc
Billie Joe Armstrong
Ron Faira
Michael Bublé
Scott Hendricksa
4 Team Adam Team Shakira Team Usher Team Blake
Hillary Scottd Joel Madden
CeeLo Greend
Pharrell Williamsd
Aakomon Jonese
Taylor Swiftf
Sheryl Crowd
5 Team Adam Team CeeLo Team Christina Team Blake
Ryan Tedder Miguel Ed Sheeran Cher
6 Team Adam Team Shakira Team Usher Team Blake All Coaches
Aloe Blacc
Graham Nashh
James Valentinei
Miranda Lambert
busbeeh
Jill Scott
Naturalh
The Band Perry
Scott Hendricksh
Gwen Sebastiani
Chris Marting
7 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Pharrell Team Blake All Coaches
Stevie Nicks
Patrick Stumpk
Gavin Rossdale
Christina Aguilerak
Alicia Keys
Diana Rossk
Little Big Town
Colbie Caillatk
Taylor Swiftj
8 Team Adam Team Pharrell Team Christina Team Blake All Coaches
Ellie Goulding
Dave Stewartm
Ushern
Lionel Richie
Ryan Tedderm
Gwen Stefanin
Nick Jonas
Mark Ronsonm
Gwen Stefanin
Meghan Trainor
Scott Hendricksm
CeeLo Greenn
Nate Ruess
Reba McEntirel
9 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Pharrell Team Blake All Coaches
John Fogerty Selena Gomez Missy Elliott Brad Paisley Rihanna
Dolly Partono
10 Team Adam Team Pharrell Team Christina Team Blake All Coaches
Tori Kelly Diddy Patti LaBelle Gwen Stefani Miley Cyrus
Pink
11 Team Adam Team Miley Team Alicia Team Blake All Coaches
Sammy Hagar Joan Jett Charlie Puth Bette Midler Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
Garth Brooks
12 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Alicia Team Blake All Coaches
John Legend Celine Dion DJ Khaled Luke Bryan Shania Twain
13 Team Adam Team Miley Team Jennifer Team Blake All Coaches
Joe Jonas Billy Ray Cyrus Kelly Rowland Rascal Flatts Kelly Clarkson
14 Team Adam Team Alicia Team Kelly Team Blake All Coaches
Julia Michaels
Jordan Smith
Shawn Mendes
Chris Blue
Hailee Steinfeld
Cassadee Pope
Trace Adkins
Chloe Kohanski
N/A

Coaches' teams

     Winning coach; winners are denoted by boldface.
Season Team Adam Team CeeLo Team Christina Team Blake
1 Javier Colon
Casey Weston
Jeff Jenkins
Devon Barley
Vicci Martinez
Nakia
Curtis Grimes
The Thompson Sisters
Beverly McClellan
Frenchie Davis
Lily Elise
Raquel Castro
Dia Frampton
Xenia
Jared Blake
Patrick Thomas
2 Tony Lucca
Katrina Parker
Mathai
Pip
Karla Davis
Kim Yarbrough
Juliet Simms
Jamar Rogers
Cheesa
James Massone
Erin Martin
Tony Vincent
Chris Mann
Lindsey Pavao
Ashley de La Rosa
Jesse Campbell
Moses Stone
Sera Hill
Jermaine Paul
Erin Willett
RaeLynn
Jordis Unga
Charlotte Sometimes
Naia Kete
3 Amanda Brown
Melanie Martinez
Bryan Keith
Loren Allred
Joselyn Rivera
Nicholas David
Trevin Hunte
Cody Belew
MacKenzie Bourg
Diego Val
Dez Duron
Sylvia Yacoub
Adriana Louise
De'Borah
Devyn DeLoera
Cassadee Pope
Terry McDermott
Michaela Paige
Julio Cesar Castillo
Liz Davis
4 Team Adam Team Shakira Team Usher Team Blake
Amber Carrington
Judith Hill
Sarah Simmons
Caroline Glaser
Sasha Allen
Kris Thomas
Garrett Gardner
Karina Iglesias
Michelle Chamuel
Josiah Hawley
VEDO
Cáthia
Danielle Bradbery
The Swon Brothers
Holly Tucker
Justin Rivers
5 Team Adam Team CeeLo Team Christina Team Blake
Tessanne Chin
Will Champlin
James Wolpert
Grey
Preston Pohl
Caroline Pennell
Kat Robichaud
Jonny Gray
Tamara Chauniece
Amber Nicole
Jacquie Lee
Matthew Schuler
Josh Logan
Olivia Henken
Stephanie Anne Johnson
Cole Vosbury
Ray Boundreaux
Austin Jenckes
Nic Hawk
Shelbie Z
6 Team Adam Team Shakira Team Usher Team Blake
Christina Grimmie
Kat Perkins
Delvin Choice
Kristen Merlin
Tess Boyer
Dani Moz
Josh Kaufman
Bria Kelly
T.J. Wilkins
Jake Worthington
Sisaundra Lewis
Audra McLaughlin
7 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Pharrell Team Blake
Matt McAndrew
Chris Jamison
Damien
Mia Pfirrman
Taylor Phelan
Taylor John Williams
Ryan Sill
Anita Antoinette
Ricky Manning
Bryana Salaz
DaNica Shirey
Luke Wade
Sugar Joans
Jean Kelley
Elyjuh René
Craig Wayne Boyd
Reagan James
Jessie Pitts
Taylor Brashears
James David Carter
8 Team Adam Team Pharrell Team Christina Team Blake
Joshua Davis
Deanna Johnson
Brian Johnson
Tonya Boyd-Cannon
Nathan Hermida
Sawyer Fredericks
Koryn Hawthorne
Mia Z
Caitlin Caporale
Lowell Oakley
India Carney
Kimberly Nichole
Rob Taylor
Lexi Dávila
Sonic
Meghan Linsey
Hannah Kirby
Corey Kent White
Brooke Adee
Sarah Potenza
9 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Pharrell Team Blake
Jordan Smith
Shelby Brown
Amy Vachal
Blaine Mitchell
Chance Peña
Keith Semple
Jeffery Austin
Braiden Sunshine
Korin Bukowski
Viktor Király
Ellie Lawrence
Regina Love
Madi Davis
Evan McKeel
Mark Hood
Celeste Betton
Riley Biederer
Darius Scott
Emily Ann Roberts
Barrett Baber
Zach Seabaugh
Ivonne Acero
Morgan Frazier
Nadjah Nicole
10 Team Adam Team Pharrell Team Christina Team Blake
Laith Al-Saadi
Shalyah Fearing
Owen Danoff
Caroline Burns
Nate Butler
Brian Nhira
Hannah Huston
Daniel Passino
Emily Keener
Lacy Mandigo
Moushumi
Caity Peters
Alisan Porter
Bryan Bautista
Nick Hagelin
Ryan Quinn
Kata Hay
Tamar Davis
Adam Wakefield
Mary Sarah
Paxton Ingram
Katie Basden
Joe Maye
Justin Whisnant
11 Team Adam Team Miley Team Alicia Team Blake
Billy Gilman
Josh Gallagher
Brendan Fletcher
Riley Elmore
Simone Gundy
Ali Caldwell
Aaron Gibson
Darby Walker
Sophia Urista
Belle Jewel
Wé McDonald
Christian Cuevas
Sa'Rayah
Kylie Rothfield
Josh Halverson
Sundance Head
Austin Allsup
Courtney Harrell
Dana Harper
Jason Warrior
12 Team Adam Team Gwen Team Alicia Team Blake
Jesse Larson
Mark Isaiah
Lilli Passero
Hanna Eyre
Johnny Hayes
Josh West
Brennley Brown
Hunter Plake
Troy Ramey
Johnny Gates
JChosen
Quizz Swanigan
Chris Blue
Vanessa Ferguson
Stephanie Rice
Jack Cassidy
Ashley Levin
Anatalia Villaranda
Lauren Duski
Aliyah Moulden
TSoul
Casi Joy
Aaliyah Rose
Felicia Temple
13 Team Adam Team Miley Team Jennifer Team Blake
Addison Agen
Adam Cunningham
Jon Mero
Brooke Simpson
Ashland Craft
Janice Freeman
Noah Mac
Davon Fleming
Shi'Ann Jones
Chloe Kohanski
Red Marlow
Keisha Renee
14 Team Adam Team Alicia Team Kelly Team Blake
Rayshun LaMarr
Jackie Verna
Sharane Callister
Mia Boostrom
Drew Cole
Reid Umstattd
Britton Buchanan
Jackie Foster
Christiana Danielle
Johnny Bliss
Terrence Cunningham
Kelsea Johnson
Brynn Cartelli
Kaleb Lee
D.R. King
Tish Haynes Keys
Dylan Hartigan
Alexa Cappelli
Kyla Jade
Spensha Baker
Pryor Baird
Austin Giorgio
Gary Edwards
WILKES

Series overview

Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Other finalist(s) Winning coach Host(s) Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3 4
1 April 26, 2011 June 29, 2011 Javier Colon Dia Frampton Vicci Martinez Adam Levine Carson Daly Alison Haislip (backstage) Adam CeeLo Christina Blake
Beverly McClellan
2 February 5, 2012 May 8, 2012 Jermaine Paul Juliet Simms Tony Lucca Chris Mann Blake Shelton Christina Milian (backstage)
3 September 10, 2012 December 18, 2012 Cassadee Pope Terry McDermott Nicholas David N/A
4 March 25, 2013 June 18, 2013 Danielle Bradbery Michelle Chamuel The Swon Brothers Shakira Usher
5 September 23, 2013 December 17, 2013 Tessanne Chin Jacquie Lee Will Champlin Adam Levine Carson Daly CeeLo Christina
6 February 24, 2014 May 20, 2014 Josh Kaufman Jake Worthington Christina Grimmie Usher Shakira Usher
7 September 22, 2014 December 16, 2014 Craig Wayne Boyd Matt McAndrew Chris Jamison Damien Blake Shelton Gwen Pharrell
8 February 23, 2015 May 19, 2015 Sawyer Fredericks Meghan Linsey Joshua Davis Koryn Hawthorne Pharrell Williams Pharrell Christina
9 September 21, 2015 December 15, 2015 Jordan Smith Emily Ann Roberts Barrett Baber Jeffery Austin Adam Levine Gwen Pharrell
10 February 29, 2016 May 24, 2016 Alisan Porter Adam Wakefield Hannah Huston Laith Al-Saadi Christina Aguilera Pharrell Christina
11 September 19, 2016 December 13, 2016 Sundance Head Billy Gilman Wé McDonald Josh Gallagher Blake Shelton Miley Alicia
12 February 27, 2017 May 23, 2017 Chris Blue Lauren Duski Aliyah Moulden Jesse Larson Alicia Keys Gwen
13 September 25, 2017 December 19, 2017 Chloe Kohanski Addison Agen Brooke Simpson Red Marlow Blake Shelton Miley Jennifer
14 February 26, 2018 May 22, 2018 Brynn Cartelli Britton Buchanan Kyla Jade Spensha Baker Kelly Clarkson Alicia Kelly

La Voz Kids

In 2013, American Spanish-language network Telemundo (a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Television Group) introduced a children's version of The Voice in Spanish called La Voz Kids. It featured Spanish-speaking American children from 7 to 15 years of age. Prizes include $50,000 cash for their education and a recording contract with Universal Music Group, the show debuted on May 5, 2013, and is hosted by Jorge Bernal (from ¡Suelta La Sopa!) and Daisy Fuentes. The coaches in season one were Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio, and Roberto Tapia, the first season aired 13 episodes with the season finale airing on July 28, 2013.[34][35]

Season two saw Natalia Jiménez replace Paulina Rubio as one of the coaches, the other coaches and hosts remained the same.[36]

For the show's third season, Daddy Yankee and Pedro Fernandez took Tapia and Royce's place as the new coaches along with season two veteran Natalia Jiménez.[37]

At their 2015 Upfronts, Telemundo announced that La Voz Kids would return for a fourth season, with all three Season 3 coaches returning.[38]

Series overview

Series First aired Last aired Winner Runners-up Winning coach Hosts Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3
1 May 5, 2013 July 28, 2013 Paola Guanche Alan Ponce Prince Royce Jorge Bernal
Daisy Fuentes
Royce Paulina Roberto
Alanis Gonzáles
2 March 16, 2014 June 8, 2014 Amanda Mena Leslie Mendoza Natalia
Natalia Loya
3 March 15, 2015 June 7, 2015 Jonael Santiago Franser Pazos Natalia Jiménez Daddy Yankee Pedro
Shanty Zumaya
4 April 17, 2016 July 10, 2016 Christopher Rivera Alejandra Gallardo
Axel Cabrera

Reception

In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that The Voice "is most popular in North Dakota and least popular in New York. It was behind only Duck Dynasty and Fast N' Loud in its correlation with Trump voters".[39]

Awards and nominations

Ratings

The first season premiered strong at 11.78 million viewers, and actually grew upon that audience through its first season. In the 18–49 demographic, the show constantly found itself in the top 5, for its average season rating, the show landed itself as No. 20 with total viewers at nearly 12 million viewers. In the 18–49 rankings, the show was No. 4 at a 5.4 ranking.

The second season premiered on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012, and for a while managed to keep a 6.0 in the adults 18–49 demographic and 17 million viewers. Partnering The Voice with Smash (NBC's musical drama) helped NBC win the Monday night ratings. However, by Monday, April 9, the ratings had fallen to a 4.0 rating in the adult 18–49 demographic.

The third season premiered on Monday, September 10, 2012 to 12.28 million viewers and a 4.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic and has since then grown to a season high 4.8 rating in the 18–49 demographic on October 8, October 15 and 29, 2012 and a 4.9 rating in the finale. The Voice, along with NBC's new drama, Revolution has once again led NBC to win every Monday night of the season so far, just like it did last season. On Tuesdays, comedies Go On and The New Normal have been successful thanks to The Voice, leading NBC to be the only network of the Big 5 to grow in ratings from last season.

The fourth season premiered on Monday, March 25, 2013 to a 13.64 million viewer audience, scoring a 4.8 in the 18–49 demographic but fell back to a 12.41 million viewer audience. In the 18–49 demographic, this first episode had a 4.1 score.

The fifth season premiered on Monday, September 23, 2013 scoring 14.98 million viewers and a 5.1 in the 18–49 demographic.

The sixth season premiered on February 24, 2014 and was watched by 15.74 million viewers with a 4.7 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .76 million viewers.

The seventh season premiered on September 22, 2014 and was watched by 12.95 million viewers with a 3.9 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last season's premiere by 2.91 million viewers.

The eighth season premiered on February 23, 2015, and was watched by 13.97 million viewers with a 4.1 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by 1.02 million viewers.

The ninth season premiered on September 21, 2015, and was watched by 12.37 million viewers with a 3.5 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last falls premiere by .48 million viewers.

The tenth season premiered on February 29, 2016, and was watched by 13.33 million viewers with a 3.4 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .96 million viewers.

The eleventh season premiered on September 19, 2016, and was watched by 12.10 million viewers with a 3.3 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It is down from last season's premiere by 1.23 million viewers.

The twelfth season premiered on February 27, 2017, and was watched by 13.03 million viewers with a 3.1 in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .93 million viewers.

The thirteenth season premiered on September 25, 2017, and was watched by 10.57 million viewers with a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic. It is down from last season's premiere by 2.46 million viewers.

The fourteenth season premiered on February 26, 2018, and was watched by 12.31 million viewers with a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic. It is up from last season's premiere by 1.74 million viewers.

Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Season Timeslot (ET) # Ep. Premiered Ended TV season Season ranking Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1
Tuesday 9:00 pm
(eps. 1–2, 7–9, 11)
Tuesday 10:00 pm (eps. 3–6)
Wednesday 8:15 pm (ep. 10)
Wednesday 8:00 pm (finale)
12
April 26, 2011
11.78[40]
June 29, 2011
11.05[41] 2010–11 20 12.33[42]
2
Sunday 10:21 pm
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
21
February 5, 2012
37.61[43]
May 8, 2012
11.90[44] 2011–12 9 15.76[†][45]
3
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm (ep. 20)
32
September 10, 2012
12.28[46]
December 18, 2012[47]
14.13[48] 2012–13 10 14.24[49]
4
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
28
March 25, 2013
13.64[50]
June 18, 2013
15.59[51]
5
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm (ep. 15)
27
September 23, 2013
14.98[52]
December 17, 2013
14.01[53] 2013–14 7 14.57[54]
6
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
26
February 24, 2014
15.86[55]
May 20, 2014
11.69[56]
7 27
September 22, 2014
12.95[57]
December 16, 2014
12.88[58] 2014–15 12 13.80[59]
8 28
February 23, 2015
13.97[60]
May 19, 2015
11.56[61]
9
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
(eps. 2, 4, 6, 16–27)
Tuesday 9:00 pm
(eps. 8, 10, 12, 14)
27
September 21, 2015
12.37[62]
December 15, 2015
12.69[63] 2015–16 9 13.33[64]
10
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
28
February 29, 2016
13.33[65]
May 24, 2016
10.59[66]
11 26
September 19, 2016
12.10[67]
December 13, 2016
12.14[68] 2016–17 13 12.40[69]
12 28
February 27, 2017
13.03[70]
May 23, 2017
9.35[71]
13 27
September 25, 2017
10.57[72]
December 19, 2017
10.91[73] 2017–18 14 11.85[74]
14 28
February 26, 2018
12.31[75]
May 22, 2018
8.77[76]

^ Including an episode that aired after a live broadcast of the Super Bowl:[77]

  • 10:19–10:30 = 46.786 million viewers (retention: 76.68% – football game itself reached a peak of 118.355 million viewers)
  • 10:30–10:45 = 39.494 million viewers
  • 10:45–11:00 = 36.310 million viewers
  • 11:00–11:15 = 32.630 million viewers
  • 11:15–11:21 = 31.792 million viewers

The Voice Live on Tour

In the final episode of the first season, Carson Daly announced a summer concert tour, this tour had six stops across the United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Wallingford, and New York. The tour featured the top two finalists from each team, including Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, Xenia, Frenchie Davis, Nakia, and Casey Weston. Out of the six dates, the New York show was a sell-out. However, as overall ticket sales were lackluster, the tour was canceled in subsequent seasons; in 2014, the tour was resumed from June 21, 2014 to August 2, 2014, including the contestants of seasons five and six, and season one contestant Dia Frampton.

Video game

The Voice: I Want You is a video game based on the television show releasing on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U on October 21, 2014 published by Activision. The game includes a microphone and it has songs from the show including songs performed by the coaches.

Broadcast

The show premiered in Canada on April 26, 2011 on CTV; in Asia, the series aired on August 21, 2011 on AXN, but later transferred to Star World (now Fox Life) starting Season 11.[78] It premiered in New Zealand on July 16, 2011 on TV2, in Australia on August 9, 2011 on Go!, in South Africa on October 5, 2011 on SABC 3, and on March 31, 2012 in the Philippines on Studio 23 (now S+A).[79]

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External links


Preceded by
Glee
2011
Super Bowl lead-out program
The Voice
2012
Succeeded by
Elementary
2013