The Voice (American TV series)
|Created by||John de Mol|
|Directed by||Alan Carter|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||18|
|No. of episodes||455|
|Production location(s)||Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California|
|Running time||44–104 minutes|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||April 26, 2011 –|
The Voice is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, and part of The Voice franchise it has aired eighteen seasons and aims to find currently unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 13 or over, drawn from public auditions.
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 eighteen 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, Brynn Cartelli, Chevel Shepherd, Maelyn Jarmon, Jake Hoot, and Todd Tilghman.
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 nineteenth season features Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend. Other coaches from previous seasons include Shakira, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Jonas. In the fifteenth season, Kelsea Ballerini was featured as an off-screen fifth coach for "Comeback Stage" contestants. Bebe Rexha took over as the "Comeback Stage" coach for the sixteenth season. In June 2020, it was announced that the series would continue into its nineteenth season.
An adaptation of the Dutch show The Voice of Holland, NBC announced the show under the name The Voice of America in December 2010; its name was soon shortened to The Voice. (The name "Voice of America" was already in use by the U.S. government for its overseas radio service.) 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 (12 in almost all seasons except seasons 1 (8), 3 (16) and 18 (10)) 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. In the 14th season, a new twist called "Block" is featured, which allows one coach to block another coach from getting a contestant.
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 and introduced in almost all seasons except seasons six and sixteen. 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. Similar to the battle rounds, the coaches can steal one eliminated artist from another coach starting with season five. Starting in the season 14, coaches can save one eliminated artist from his (or her) own team. In season 18, the artists who were saved faced a Four-Way Knockout, with the winner decided through a public vote.
The "Battles, Round 2" were introduced to replace the Knockout Rounds in season six. 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. 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..
In the sixteenth season, the knockouts were replaced by The Live Cross Battles, a format identical to the Cross Battles from the Chinese version of The Voice. Each coach selects an artist to perform with another coach's artist together. The artist that receives the public vote will move on to the Playoffs, while the losing artist gets eliminated or receives a chance to be in the comeback stage. The Live Cross Battles did not return in season seventeen due to poor response from the audience. 
Previously eliminated artists can also advance to compete in the live shows; between seasons nine and thirteen (except season 11), each coach saved one artist (from either the Battle or Knockout rounds) to put through to the Live playoffs. For seasons fifteen and sixteen, selected singers (prior to the Live elimination rounds) are put through to the "Comeback Stage" (which would be mentored by a fifth coach) and competed in a series of duels for a place in the live shows, with the winner earning a right to join a team of their choice.
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. 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 finals (until season eighteen, although season ten and seventeen saw a final four with all four coaches representing one artist in the finale). The number of finalists were three on the start, but increased to four starting in season seven, and five in season eighteen, making season 18 the first season with a guarantee of having at least one artist representing for the coach in the finale.
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 Voice Official App on NBC" app, and through online votes via NBC.com and Facebook. Each method is limited to ten votes per user, and voting lasts until noon EST the next day.
From the top 12 results show of season 3 to the end of season 17, a rule regarding voting was enacted with regards to iTunes singles purchases. In the first two seasons, voting via iTunes purchases of contestant performances counted singly during the official voting window and only accredited to the live show in concern. When a competitor's performance charts within the Top 10 of the iTunes "Top 200 Singles Chart" during this window, it was given an iTunes bonus that multiplies iTunes votes made by ten. In season 5, the iTunes bonus multiplier was reduced to five for the studio versions of the songs performed by the competitors. The finale's vote count included 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. From season 15, the bonus multiplier was revised to include streams counting as a vote, and the only artist with the most streams at the time of the closing of voting window would receive the bonus. The iTunes bonus multiplier was discontinued beginning with the live shows of the eighteenth season, as the performances are now recorded away from the studios and could not be recorded to iTunes or Spotify; this measure was initially enacted for safety reasons as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Only the studio recording of the contestants' performances, not the live performance, were available on iTunes. In the first season, the battle rounds were recorded in the studio with both artists in the pairing. However, from season 2 to season 18, only the winner's version of the song from the battle round was released. Season 7 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 was 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 (and from season 17, the official app) 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. Since season six, the Instant Save now function as a Last Chance Performance where artists perform an additional song to rally votes.
Coaches and hosts
CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 became the first confirmed coaches in February 2011, followed by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton in March. Aguilera and Green did not return for season four and were replaced by Shakira and Usher. Aguilera and Green then returned for season five, while Shakira and Usher returned for season six. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in February 2014, Green revealed that he would not be returning to The Voice. On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Pharrell Williams would become Green's replacement. On April 19, 2014, it was announced that No Doubt's Gwen Stefani would replace Aguilera in season seven due to her pregnancy. On May 20, 2014, Shakira and Usher confirmed that after season six, they would focus on their music. 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. That same day, Alicia Keys was also announced to be joining the series as a coach for the eleventh season. 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.
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." On May 10, 2017, NBC announced that Jennifer Hudson would join the coaches lineup for the series' thirteenth season alongside Cyrus, Levine and Shelton. On May 11, 2017, it was announced that Kelly Clarkson would be a coach in season fourteen in 2018. On October 18, 2017, NBC announced that Alicia Keys would return to the series for the 14th season. On May 10, 2018, it was announced that Hudson would return for the series' fifteenth season after a one-season hiatus joining Clarkson, Levine and Shelton. Kelsea Ballerini also joined season fifteen as the fifth coach for the Comeback Stage of the competition. On September 13, 2018, John Legend was announced as a coach for the show's sixteenth season, alongside returning coaches Clarkson, Levine and Shelton.
On February 25, 2019 it was announced that Bebe Rexha will be the fifth coach for season 16 Comeback Stage. In May 2019, it was announced that all four coaches from the sixteenth season would return for the series' seventeenth season. Later that month, it was announced that Levine would exit the series; Stefani was announced to be returning to the coaching panel as his successor. In October 2019, it was announced that Nick Jonas would join the show as a coach for its eighteenth season, alongside returning coaches Shelton, Clarkson and Legend. In June 2020, it was announced that Stefani would to be returning to the coaching panel, replacing Jonas, for the nineteenth season, alongside returning coaches Shelton, Clarkson and Legend.
Timeline of coaches
- Featured as a full-time coach.
- Featured as a part-time coach.
- Featured as a part-time advisor.
Carson Daly has hosted the series since the inaugural season. Alison Haislip served as the original "backstage, online and social media correspondent" and was replaced by Christina Milian. Milian did not return for season five, at which point Daly assumed the duties as the social media correspondent.
Battle round advisors are listed first; additional advisors and their roles are denoted by superscripts.
|^a During the week of the Top 10 performances, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton brought in Jennifer Hudson, Ron Fair and Scott Hendricks respectively to help them coach their teams.|
|^b During the week of the Top 8 performances, Cee Lo Green brought in Bill Withers to help coach his contestant Nicholas David on his performance of "Lean on Me".|
|^c Due to being sick during the rehearsals of the Top 6 performances, Cee Lo Green brought in Pat Monahan to coach his team for the week. Green did however pick the songs which his team members would sing that week and kept in touch with them by phone.|
|^d The mentors of the Battle Rounds reprised their roles during the week of the Top 10 performances except Joel Madden who was working on The Voice in Australia. Shakira instead brought in Cee Lo Green to help coach her team that week.|
|^e During the week of the Top 12 performances, Usher brought in his choreographer Aakomon Jones to help coach his team.|
|^f During the week of the Top 6 performances, Taylor Swift attended Michelle Chamuel's rehearsal of "I Knew You Were Trouble".|
|^g With the replacement of the Knockout Rounds with the "Battles, Round 2" in season 6, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin served as the sole advisor for every team.|
|^h During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Graham Nash helped Team Adam, busbee helped Team Shakira, Natural helped Team Usher, and Scott Hendricks helped Team Blake.|
|^i During the week of the Top 8 performances, Adam Levine brought in fellow band member James Valentine, and Blake Shelton brought in season two contestant Gwen Sebastian to help coach their teams.|
|^j With the return of the Knockout Rounds in season seven, Taylor Swift served as the sole advisor for every team.|
|^k During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump helped Team Adam, Christina Aguilera helped Team Gwen, Diana Ross helped Team Pharrell, and Colbie Caillat helped Team Blake.|
|^l During the week of the Top 12 performances, Reba McEntire helped all four coaches coaching the teams.|
|^m During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Dave Stewart helped Team Adam, Ryan Tedder helped Team Pharrell, Mark Ronson helped Team Christina, and Scott Hendricks helped Team Blake.|
|^n During the week of the Top 8 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Usher helped Team Adam, Gwen Stefani helped Teams Pharrell and Christina, and CeeLo Green helped Team Blake.|
|^o During the week of the semi-final performances, Dolly Parton helped all four coaches coaching the teams.|
|^p During the week of the semi-final performances, Pink helped all four coaches coaching the teams.|
|^q During the week of the Top 12 performances, Garth Brooks helped all four coaches coaching the teams.|
|^r During the week of the Knockout rounds, all four coaches brought past winners of the show as advisors to help coach their teams. Season 9 winner Jordan Smith helped Team Adam, Season 12 winner Chris Blue helped Team Alicia, Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope helped Team Kelly, and Season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski helped Team Blake.|
|^s During the week of the semi-final performances, Kelly Clarkson brought in Brynn Cartelli to help her team in the rehearsals.|
These are each of the coaches teams throughout the seasons from the playoffs, to the finale.
- Winning coach; winners are denoted by boldface.
- † Contestant is deceased.
|Season||Team Adam||Team CeeLo||Team Christina||Team Blake|
The Thompson Sisters
|Beverly McClellan †
Ashley de La Rosa
Julio Cesar Castillo
|4||Team Adam||Team Shakira||Team Usher||Team Blake|
The Swon Brothers
|5||Team Adam||Team CeeLo||Team Christina||Team Blake|
Stephanie Anne Johnson
|6||Team Adam||Team Shakira||Team Usher||Team Blake|
|Christina Grimmie †
Ryan Whyte Maloney
|7||Team Adam||Team Gwen||Team Pharrell||Team Blake|
|Taylor John Williams
|Craig Wayne Boyd|
James David Carter
|8||Team Adam||Team Pharrell||Team Christina||Team Blake|
Corey Kent White
|9||Team Adam||Team Gwen||Team Pharrell||Team Blake|
|Emily Ann Roberts|
|10||Team Adam||Team Pharrell||Team Christina||Team Blake|
|11||Team Adam||Team Miley||Team Alicia||Team Blake|
|12||Team Adam||Team Gwen||Team Alicia||Team Blake|
|13||Team Adam||Team Miley||Team Jennifer||Team Blake|
Janice Freeman †
|14||Team Adam||Team Alicia||Team Kelly||Team Blake|
Tish Haynes Keys
|15||Team Adam||Team Kelly||Team Jennifer||Team Blake|
|16||Team Adam||Team Legend||Team Kelly||Team Blake|
Carter Lloyd Horne
|17||Team Kelly||Team Gwen||Team Legend||Team Blake|
|18||Team Kelly||Team Nick||Team Legend||Team Blake|
|Season||First aired||Last aired||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Other finalist(s)||Winning coach||Host(s)||Coaches (chair's order)|
|1||April 26, 2011||June 29, 2011||Javier Colon||Dia Frampton||Beverly McClellan||Adam Levine||Carson Daly||Alison Haislip||Adam||CeeLo||Christina||Blake|
|2||February 5, 2012||May 8, 2012||Jermaine Paul||Juliet Simms||Tony Lucca||Chris Mann||Blake Shelton||Christina Milian|
|3||September 10, 2012||December 18, 2012||Cassadee Pope||Terry McDermott||Nicholas David||From season 3 through 6, there were only three finalists.|
|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 Lawson||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|
|15||September 24, 2018||December 18, 2018||Chevel Shepherd||Chris Kroeze||Kirk Jay||Kennedy Holmes||Kelly||Jennifer|
|16||February 25, 2019||May 21, 2019||Maelyn Jarmon||Gyth Rigdon||Dexter Roberts||Andrew Sevener||John Legend||John||Kelly|
|17||September 23, 2019||December 17, 2019||Jake Hoot||Ricky Duran||Katie Kadan||Rose Short||Kelly Clarkson||Kelly||Gwen||John|
|18||February 24, 2020||May 19, 2020||Todd Tilghman||Toneisha Harris||Thunderstorm Artis||CammWess||Blake Shelton||Nick|
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".
Awards and nominations
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.
The fifteenth season premiered on September 24, 2018, and was watched by 9.66 million viewers with a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic. This is the second lowest rated season premiere to date.
The sixteenth season premiered on February 25, 2019, and was watched by 10.77 million viewers with a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic. This was up from the previous season by 1.11 million viewers.
The seventeenth season premiered on September 23, 2019, and was watched by 8.93 million viewers with a 1.7 in the 18-49 demographic marking the lowest season premiere to date.
The eighteenth season premiered on February 24, 2020 with 8.99 million viewers with a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic marking a new low for a season premiere.
- 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|
|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||June 29, 2011||11.05||2010–11||20||12.33|
|2||Sunday 10:21 pm
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
|21||February 5, 2012||37.61||May 8, 2012||11.90||2011–12||9||15.76[†]|
|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||December 18, 2012||14.13||2012–13||10||14.24|
|4||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
|28||March 25, 2013||13.64||June 18, 2013||15.59|
|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||December 17, 2013||14.01||2013–14||7||14.57|
|6||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
|26||February 24, 2014||15.86||May 20, 2014||11.69|
|7||27||September 22, 2014||12.95||December 16, 2014||12.88||2014–15||12||13.80|
|8||28||February 23, 2015||13.97||May 19, 2015||11.56|
|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||December 15, 2015||12.69||2015–16||9||13.33|
|10||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
|28||February 29, 2016||13.33||May 24, 2016||10.59|
|11||26||September 19, 2016||12.10||December 13, 2016||12.14||2016–17||13||12.40|
|12||28||February 27, 2017||13.03||May 23, 2017||9.35|
|13||27||September 25, 2017||10.57||December 19, 2017||10.91||2017–18||14||11.85|
|14||28||February 26, 2018||12.31||May 22, 2018||8.77|
|15||26||September 24, 2018||9.66||December 18, 2018||9.89||2018–19||20||TBA|
|16||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
(eps. 2, 4, 11, 13)
Tuesday 9:00 pm
(eps. 15, 17, 19, 21, 23)
|23||February 25, 2019||10.77||May 21, 2019||7.42|
|17||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
|26||September 23, 2019||8.93||December 17, 2019||8.66||2019–20||TBA||TBA|
|18||Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
|18||February 24, 2020||8.99||May 19, 2020||7.54|
- 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: I Want You is a video game based on the television show. It was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U on October 21, 2014, and was published by Activision. The game includes a microphone and has songs from the show including songs performed by the coaches.
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. 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). On May 22, 2019, it premiered in Germany on sixx starting Season 14.
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