‘The Voice’ Loses to ‘9-1-1’ in Key Demo Battle on Monday Night

by Anna Dunn
9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark, Ryan Guzman, Kenneth Choi and Aisha Hinds in the There Goes The Neighborhood episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

The Voice lost to 9-1-1 in an important demo rating battle last night. Fox’s scripted drama wound up beating NBC’s The Voice in the demo while NCIS gained the most viewers. 9-1-1 is nearing its fall finale and has been gaining in numbers. It drew in a .8

Meanwhile, The Voice earned a .7 demo rating. The show has remained steady in the ratings, but not enough to combat 9-1-1‘s surge. The Voice is nearing its end this season. Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson remain in the best positions heading into the show’s final rounds. Most people believe that Wendy Moten on Team Blake could take the win, but there’s plenty of completion.

NCIS has remained a ratings giant despite the exit of lead actor Mark Harmon. The show raked in 7.2 million viewers and a .6 in the demo, delivering the largest audience of the night. The show recently welcomed in Gary Cole and Katrina Law to the cast following the exit of Harmon and Agent Bishop actress Emily Wickersham.

‘9-1-1’ Is Becoming Quite the Ratings Force

9-1-1 is rising in popularity as it airs its 5th season. With the mid-season finale on the horizon and plenty of younger viewers tuning in, it’s become a very good title for Fox. The show follows a group of first responders working in Los Angeles and takes a look at their personal lives as well.

While lots of the scenarios they fave are a bit overdramatic in scale, the show tries to remain genuine through its very human characters. Because of that, it’s grown quite the fanbase.

Some of the twists and turns in 9-1-1 have even been hard for the cast to predict. For instance, when Eddie gets shot in the season four finale by a sniper, nobody in the cast saw it coming. It’s probably not the only twist that left the cast “speechless” either.

“I was really surprised,” 9-1-1 actor Peter Krause told Yahoo! in May. “When the script came out at work, everyone was looking at each other speechless, wondering what was going on and what was going to happen. There are a lot of shootings in this country, and I can guarantee you that [showrunner] Tim Minear will handle this in the finale in the sensitive way that he does.”

That shock factor is definitely what keeps propelling the show to be heights. And as the mid-season finale dawns, fans are expecting something big from next week’s holiday-themed episode. If you want to tune in and watch for yourself, the show airs on Mondays at 8 eastern.

There’s no word yet on when 9-1-1 will return after the holidays. But 9-1-1: Lone Star returns on January 3rd.