OK, we might be hooked.
NBC's The Voice, which features the likes of Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo as coaches and old-school VJ Carson Daly as host, appears to be a something of a heartwarming anti-Idol. The singers themselves range from OK to awesome (in the awesome category, we're thinking of Javier Colon's rendition of "Time After Time" among others), but because of the caliber of the coaches and the structure of the show—the famous people do the groveling!—it's easy to become invested immediately.
But how did the show do, ratings-wise? Will it survive? Here's what we can tell you:
Good news, Xtina fans! The Voice will not only last out the season, it might just be the hit that gets poor beaten-down NBC back in contention as a major broadcast network. The show was the No. 1 series last night in the crucial 18-to-49 demographic and brought in a veeery nice 11.8 million viewers overall. In fact, this was the best-rated show in this time period for the Peacock in two years (not including various and sundry sports events, but never mind them).
Missed out last night? You can watch the whole premiere right now in the player above or when E! reairs the premiere Saturday night at 6 p.m. Plus, NBC is repeating the premiere tonight at 9 p.m., and then episode two airs next Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC!
Now, post your critique of The Voice in the comments below and let us know which singers you're rooting for!
—Additional reporting by Christina Dowling
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