UPDATE, 11:35 AM: NBC has just confirmed that all four judges on The Voice — Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — will return when the series resumes in midseason Mondays at 8 PM. “Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of The Voice this year, and we are thrilled that they are all returning,” said Paul Telegdy Alternative Programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios. “We look forward to building Season 2 and making The Voice an even greater experience for fans.”
PREVIOUS, 11:33 AM: The Season 1 finale of NBC’s musical competition series The Voice last night drew 10.8 million viewers and a 3.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, the network’s highest non-sports demo number in the time period since January 2008 and largest overall viewership in nine months. That’s a pretty nice closing number for the series, which has been one of the lone bright spots on NBC’s schedule as it tries to dig out of a primetime ratings slump under new entertainment boss Bob Greenblatt. (On the finale, coach Adam Levine’s singer Javier Colon won the grand prize: $100,000 and a recording contract.) The showing helped as a lead-in for America’s Got Talent, which nabbed a season-high 4.0 in the demo. Both shows helped NBC easily win the night in viewers and the demo. Meanwhile, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance landed a 1.9 rating, down 14% from a week ago. CBS and ABC ran repeats except for the latter’s Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief, which delivered a 1.2 rating at 10 PM.