Whatever hopes NBC had for the second-season premiere of the singing competition “The Voice,” it surely surpassed them, with an impressive performance after the Super Bowl on Sunday. “The Voice” scored the best rating for a show following the game since 2006, when ABC broadcast an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The show’s 16.3 rating among 18- to 49-year-old viewers — the audience that NBC primarily seeks to reach — dwarfed the performance last year of “Glee” on Fox, which scored only an 11.1 rating. “The Voice” attracted 37.6 million viewers, 40 percent better than the 26.8 million pulled in by “Glee” after last year’s game.
Take that Idol and X Factor. Haha.