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'The Voice' breaks battle rounds ratings curse

The Voice. Sure the singing competition show’s ratings are huge for those spinning-chair auditions, but once the series goes into the battle rounds, look out — those numbers drop like a rock.

Not this time.

The Voice has shown better retention of its audition-round ratings than previous cycles of the show. And last night, ratings went up for the second time this week. Yeah, The Voice is calling the current episodes “knockout rounds” but they’re basically a twist on the battle format — and all part of NBC and executive producer Mark Burnett’s plan to change the show this cycle specifically to reduce the number of viewers ditching once auditions ended (more coaching,  knockout rounds, adding “the steal”).

Voice had 12.1 million and a 4.6 rating in the adult demo. That’s up 7 percent from last week and was the night’s top-rated show. READ FULL STORY

'Voice' Team Christina members watch -- and cringe at -- their blind auditions: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The buttons have been shelved, the chairs have rotated back to their original positions, and, most importantly, the teams have finally been picked — meaning that after four weeks, it’s time for The Voice to move from Blind Auditions to Battle Rounds. But before the competition heats up even more, members of each coach’s team get to enjoy a brief reprieve. Well, as long as you think being forced to watch video of your own audition while sitting in a room filled with your fiercest competition sounds relaxing.

When Team Christina gathers to watch their blind auditions for the first time, who thinks she sounded ridiculous, who muses that choosing to sing an Xtina song was “kinda like suicide,” and who reveals that she almost blacked out onstage? Watch this exclusive video to find out:

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NBC renews 'The Voice' for two more rounds

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NBC has ordered two more editions of its hit reality show The Voice.

While a fourth cycle was already a given since the network recently signed new judges Usher and Shakira for the show’s spring edition, this announcement confirms the musical competition series will be back next fall as well. And no wonder — NBC adding The Voice to its fall lineup just led the network to win Monday night in the ratings — the start of the official broadcast season — more than doubling the network’s performance on the same night last year. READ FULL STORY

Billie Joe Armstrong will still appear on 'The Voice'

Although it’s unclear how many promotional appearances Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong will have to miss while he seeks substance abuse treatment following his onstage rant at the iHeartRadio festival, his previously taped segments on NBC’s singing competition The Voice will still air as planned.

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Ratings: 'Go On' stays strong, 'New Normal' slips

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NBC’s freshman sitcoms Go On and The New Normal fired second round into their regular time periods Tuesday night. One title remained quite strong in the ratings, while the other slipped slightly.

First, the really good news for NBC: The Voice is continuing its upward trend, rising 13 percent this week compared to last Tuesday’s performance. The one-hour Voice had 13.3 million viewers and a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49. After last week’s softer-than-hoped-for return of the music competition series, NBC has to be pretty thrilled that both Monday and Tuesday editions posted gains, gathering strength before next week’s deluge of premieres.

Now what would be nice to see here is NBC’s comedies rise too — since they’re getting a stronger lead-in from The Voice this week. That’s a lot to ask for in new scripted shows, however, which tend to settle in the ratings for their first few episodes (at the very least).

Go On (9.3 million, 3.3) was down merely a tenth of a point in the show’s second week in this time period, which is still strong. New Normal (6.2 million, 2.2), though, already performing much softer than Go On, fell 12 percent from last week. The difference between the rating of The Voice and Go On isn’t as worrisome as the gap between Go On and New Normal, since the comedies are supposed to make good audience flow partners for each other. Both shows are on their third episodes (counting their preview airings). READ FULL STORY

Usher and Shakira join 'The Voice'

The Voice is shaking up its judges panel.

The NBC reality hit has hired R&B singer Usher and Latin singer Shakira as “coaches” for the upcoming spring edition of the series. They’ll replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who are expected to return to the show next fall. The new additions are part of a plan by NBC and producers to develop an ongoing tent of talent for The Voice that can be mixed and matched as needed. Given the judges’ level of success and tour schedules, it’s difficult to have any of them appear on the show all season now that NBC has decided to run the series in the fall and spring.

“Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life. This is exactly why, after three seasons, we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans. Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to have singular artists like Usher and Shakira joining the fold.”

Aguilera is releasing a new album and going on tour. CeeLo is developing new music plus working on a scripted comedy series for NBC based on his life. Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will continue on The Voice this spring (and you make your own snarky assumptions about that). The Voice recently returned for its third season and though its ratings were down from previous seasons, it still managed to outshine the Britney-fueled second season premiere of Fox’s The X Factor.

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Britney vs. Christina – Who was more popular on Facebook? EXCLUSIVE

It’s the diva battle as old as time (or, at least, 1999): Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera.

With both women’s television shows premiering last week, Facebook’s Talk Meter, a tool that measures chatter on Facebook by looking at current chatter compared to the baseline, was able to measure which singer was buzziest and EW has the exclusive results.

The takeaway points?

-Britney is currently leading Christina in mention counts on Facebook.

-Britney saw a higher spike on the night The X Factor premiered (Sept. 12), with her mentions going up 2,375%. Christina’s mentions “only”  went up 450% during the premiere of The Voice (Sept. 10). READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' wins again against weak competition

Night two of the red button pushers gave NBC a win in adults 18-49 and viewers, though it wasn’t much of a victory. The Voice only had to do battle against a special penultimate episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and repeats on CBS and ABC, so it was relatively easy to post a 3.9 rating/12 share in the key demo and attract 8.3 million viewers, according to early estimates.

Still, the talent show saw some drop off from Monday: It lost 7% of its young adults (though it ran in a different timeslot on Tuesday) and was down 42% versus its comparable audition episode last season that aired on Feb. 6 (6.7/12). Still, the freshman season of The Voice ran in-season and it’s possible viewers still haven’t figured out that originals of their favorite (or not-so-favorite) shows are starting to air on network TV right now. So let’s throw the judges a bone for right now, k?

The premiere of the Matthew Perry starrer Go On on NBC had an admirable debut and, naturally, won its timeslot against repeats. It posted a 3.4/9 and averaged 9.5 million viewers. An original of The New Normal – which featured Shania impersonating Little Edie! — earned a 2.5/7 and 7 million, which is flat with Monday night’s preview after The Voice.

The return of Parenthood only earned a 1.9/5, down 14% from last year’s premiere. I’m sad to report it was the drama’s lowest-rated premiere ever. Hold it together, Braverman clan!

Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.5/4, the same as last week, and 4.3 million viewers.

Backstage at 'The Voice,' the coaches snipe, snark, flirt, and reminisce -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Reunited, and it feels so good!

On the first day of Season 3′s Blind Auditions, The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera gathered backstage to discuss the season ahead. Social media correspondent Christina Milian got the ball rolling by asking the coaches to name who they see as their biggest competition — which led to Aguilera calling Levine “a sensitive, tender lover,” then imitating Shelton’s big-hearted Santa laugh, then giggling as Levine quoted a famously profane moment from Half Baked (NSFW).

Watch their chummy camaraderie below — before the claws come out on tonight’s episode:

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NBC developing comedy for Cee Lo Green

Now that he’s conquered the competition reality show genre, Cee Lo Green is setting his sights on the network sitcom biz.

NBC will develop a comedy that is based, in part, on Green’s relationship with his ex-wife and kids. He would potentially star and executive produce the sitcom, while Ali Leroi (Everybody Hates Chris) would pen the script. Green would play a top recording artist in the sitcom, natch. But make note: This is in the early stages of development, Voice fans, so it’s unclear whether the show will even go to pilot.

Green’s the second judge to score a gig away from The Voice, which returns Monday. Adam Levine has booked a spot on American Horror Story: Asylum, which returns to FX in October.

 

'How To Rock' star Cymphonique Miller spills on Cee Lo, Demi Lovato, and her famous family

The Voice‘s zaniest coach Cee Lo Green is given to rocking jumpsuits that look like they’re made of Muppets and stroking his stuffed cat Purrfect. Does that make him crazy? Possibly. But when Green showed up for a guest stint on Nick’s How to Rock (airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET), he was surprisingly understated, donning a plain black T-shirt and relatively few flashes of bling. “I’m used to seeing him in big, colorful feathers and all these crazy outfits,” laughs the show’s 15-year-old star Cymphonique Miller, “and he was really down-to-earth with his outfits when he came on set.”

Green’s no-nonsense air didn’t end with his ensemble, says Miller. “Whenever I work with an artist or someone from the music industry [who comes] into the acting world, it’s always interesting to see if they memorize lines or take the acting seriously,” she notes, adding happily that Green was “really cool and professional…. He really brought his own flavor to the role.” Green also brought his family, a fact Miller appreciated given her own famous pedigree — she’s the daughter of Master P and sister to the artist formerly known as Lil’ Romeo. Below, Miller dishes on what exactly she is doing on stage with Green, another exciting star cameo to come, and the best advice she got from upcoming X Factor judge Demi Lovato.

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Billie Joe Armstrong signs up for 'The Voice'

NBC’s The Voice is adding a high-powered rocker to the mix. NBC said Thursday that Green Day vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has joined the talent contest as a mentor to Christina Aguilera’s team this coming season.

In a statement, Armstrong said he and his family are fans of the show. The Voice has won over viewers because “it’s not molding artists, it’s just giving them a little bit of guidance and direction without giving them a complete makeover,” he said. Besides, Armstrong says, working with Aguilera is “a lot of fun.” He started taping Wednesday on The Voice, which has been in production for season 3 since June. READ FULL STORY

Michael Buble joins Blake Shelton's 'Voice' team

NBC says The Voice is teaming a crooner and a country singer for the show’s new season.

The network said Monday that Michael Bublé will serve as adviser to coach Blake Shelton’s team of contestants when the singing contest returns in September.

Bublé, who described himself as a “big Blake fan,” said he’s having a terrific time working with Shelton and his singers. Bublé started taping his appearances on The Voice Monday in Los Angeles.

NBC has yet to announce advisers for the show’s three other coaches, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine.

Kelly Clarkson, Jewel and Baby Face were among last season’s advisers, guiding contestants in their choice of songs. The Voice is back for its third season Sept. 10.

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