There was Billy Idol and his sneer, there was Sia, there was Pharrell and N.E.R.D., there was Kelly Clarkson, there was Norah Jones, past coach Alicia Keys showed up, there was Jessie J and there was a Season 13 winner for The Voice (2.0/8) last night.
Having topped the iTunes charts almost every week this season, Chloe Kohanski is rockin’ home the trophy on the latest run of the Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton fronted competition series.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) December 20, 2017
However for The Voice itself, things were not so rock’n’roll. While up from last week by 18% among adults 18-49 and bopping 5% over the spring Season 12 ender, last night’s finale fell a hard 20% from the December 13, 2016 Season 11 conclusion. That is the worst that any winter finale of The Voice has done in the key demo since the show started running in the later months of the year back in Season 3 in 2012.
Of course, none of that stopped NBC from claiming a clear and easy victory on Tuesday with 1.8/7 rating and 9.85 million viewers. While even in the demo with Monday’s live performance finale, the 10.84 million who tuned in for last night’s Voice actually dipped 2% from the total audience of December 18’s show.
Otherwise the rest of the nets and the CW basically left the schedule pretty open for The Voice finale with a combo of encores, holiday specials and round-ups. ABC’s Robin Roberts hosted The Year: 2017 (0.8/3) took a 27% demo dive from last year when it did not face a Voice finale. Still, the retrospective did see a small bump up in total viewers from 3.81 million in 2016 to 3.84 million last night. CBS’ A Home for the Holidays With Josh Groban (0.6/2) was pretty much in line with past years for the now 19-year running special.