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“The Voice” premiere makes big noise for NBC

The new singing competition series, exec produced by Mark Burnett and John de Mol, racks up the highest 18-49 rating for a series debut on ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox since Undercover Boss' post-Super Bowl performance.
April 27, 2011

The Voice, NBC’s new singing competition exec produced by Mark Burnett and John de Mol and based on de Mol’s Voice of Holland, rang loud and clear on its premiere night for the Peacock, pulling in 11.77 million viewers and a 5.1 rating for the 18-49 demo.

The series debut beat a new episode of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars last night, which according to Nielsen fast nationals pulled in a 3.5 rating for the 18-49 demo, as well as an episode of Fox’s Glee featuring Lady GaGa. The two-hour premiere also racked up the highest 18-49 rating for a series debut on ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox since Undercover Boss‘ impressive stateside start following the Super Bowl in February of 2010.

The Voice, hosted by Carson Daly, features “musician coaches” Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and┬áBlake Shelton.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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