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‘The Voice’ Begins with Strong Ratings in Season 20 Premiere, Ties ‘The Bachelor’

by Jon D. B.
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With impressive viewership nearly 8 million strong, NBC’s The Voice is off to an excellent start for Season 20.

Ready for The Voice‘s spring season? America’s favorite talent show is back for 2021, and the ratings are glowing. According to TVLine, NBC’s smash hit opened Season 20 (spring 2021) with a whopping 7.7 million total viewers. This, coupled with a 1.1 demo rating, exemplifies The Voice’s staying power.

While impressive, spring viewership is down a “tick” from the fall premiere for Season 19. 8.2 million tuned in for 19’s inaugural episode, which also held a 1.1 demo rating. It’s a huge turnout regardless, with the singing competition leading Monday night in total audience numbers.

As for direct competition, The Voice sat neck & neck with ABC’s The Bachelor for the “nightly demo win.”

Moreover, TVLine readers give the competition’s opener an average grade of ‘A-,’ the trade adds. How very specific!

To put these numbers into perspective, NBC’s backer to The VoiceDebris – saw its debut to half the viewership. 4.4 million were onboard for the drama, with the demo rating also sitting at half the impact (0.6), TVLine reveals.

ABC’s fall launch of drama Big Sky, which Outsider is following intently, premiered to 4.2 million with a 0.7 demo rating.

‘The Voice’ Season 20 “Blowing Fans Away” With Talent

This strong viewership makes sense, too, given fan reactions. Hardcore The Voice viewers are taking to Twitter to show how thrilled they are with the show’s new talent.

“@NBCTheVoice the first few people who have sung have wrapped me back into the Voice after a couple of years sabbatical. I love the good talent!!!” our premiere coverage cites.

“All the contestants so far came in so strong I’m shook #TheVoice,” another tweet lauds.

“These are strong contestants this year for #TheVoice,” cites another fan.

Indeed, the Season 20 premiere was a hit, with each of the coaches handing out gifts to their team members. One contestant in particular, however, has everyone up in arms. That contestant? Cam Anthony.

Within the premiere episode Monday, March 1, coach Blake Shelton won the future star over. Shelton was chosen Cam Anthony to be his mentor, and fans are already predicting the pair giving Shelton another Voice win.

For his audition, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native performed “Lay Me Down,” and the audience went wild.

“Cam Anthony was famous before he appeared on “The Voice” thanks to his YouTube videos. He appeared on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and was also invited to the White House,” clarifies Outsider‘s Keeli Parkey.

“While there, he met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. He also performed for them at the annual Easter Egg Roll. Anthony said President Obama referred to his voice as ‘phenomenal,'” Parkey adds.

For all the latest from The Voice, stay tuned with our fellow fans at Outsider.com.