‘The Voice’ Ratings Hold Strong As Tuesday’s Top Broadcast Network Show

by Matthew Memrick

According to Nielsen ratings, “The Voice” withstood a powerful night of pro baseball playoffs on Tuesday to stay the top broadcasted network show.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on the ratings Wednesday.

A game among baseball’s storied rivals (the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox) took the top rating spot (7.69 million viewers), but the Blake Shelton singing show still pulled in 7.21 million viewers.

“The Voice” may have been down a little from last week (0.87), but it still led the primetime. NBC shows La Brea (5.05 million) and New Amsterdam (2.86) trailed.

CBS’s trio of “FBI” shows also fared well. “FBI” had 6.71 million viewers, and “FBI: International” pulled in 6.08 million viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” came in with 5.65 million.

The night wasn’t so hot for ABC’s “Bachelor In Paradise.” That show finished with 2.9 million viewers. It was up from the previous week but down slightly.

I have just one more quick note on the baseball game. With the AL wild-card game, the two ESPN networks combined for 7.69 million viewers. It was the most for any wild-card matchup since 2015.

This year’s popular TV show coaches are Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and John Legend. 

Tuesday’s ‘Voice’ A Tear-jerker

The show’s “Blind Auditions” wrapped up on Tuesday, with Clarkson taking her final team member. 

Nashville, Tenn.-singer Parker McKay dazzled with Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands.” The show also featured McKay’s painful backstory before her performance. 

McKay lost her mom before her “Voice” competition began. But she was determined to follow her dreams. Clarkson had kind words for the singer as she added her to the team.

McKay’s mom died after a bout with Frontotemporal dementia. The mom died the day before the contestant left to compete on the show. 

Grande Goes Large With Impression

Judge Grande showed off her Celine Dion impression during Monday’s show. 

The former kid star did a quick mimic of legendary singer Dion. She’s got a knack for that too. Years ago, she showed off her talent for impressions on a 2016 Saturday Night Live episode. 

Grande broke it out after contestant Xavier Cornell’s version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Cornell put a little soul into his version of the 2010 pop song.

When Grande, 28, complimented the singer, she noticed his song ending was like Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.”

The 45-year-old Shelton jumped in, saying, “Man, I sure hope you don’t get sued for stealing that lick from ‘Titanic.’”

His response summoned Grande’s impression.

Grande’s channeled Dion before with a couple of appearances on “The Tonight Show” in 2015. She also did it for James Corden for his “The Late Late Show with James Corden” show.

In addition to Dion, “The Voice” judge has worked impressions of Britney Spears, Shakira, and Jennifer Lawrence.