Simon Cowell may have a guaranteed third season pick up of his show “The X Factor” but there’s no doubt he’s getting beat soundly in ratings by “The Voice.”
Not that either show is getting all that much buzz in this day and age of too many singing shows.
“The Voice” season average so far: 11.89 million and 4.3 rating for 18-49 on Tuesdays, and 12.44 million and a 4.6 rating 18-49 on Mondays. In this day and age, those are great numbers.
“The X Factor” has averaged 8.6 million viewers and a 3 rating for 18-49 on Thursdays, and 8.3 million and 3.1 rating 18-49 on Wednesdays. Those are way down from a year ago, partially because of the competition from “The Voice.”
Britney Spears has not helped ratings in any tangible way and I don’t see her earning her $15 million keep. Demi Lovato is definitely more into it, more competitive, more in line with the program. I hope they give Mario Lopez more of the primary teleprompters and leave Khloe Kardashian back stage asking obvious questions to the contestants. (”So how do you feel?”)
I haven’t watched enough of “The Voice” to deem if any of the final 20 are going to be stars. I’m less impressed with this year’s finals crew on “The X Factor” than last year’s though the groups are far better (not that that’s saying much.)
With the election pushing “The Voice” into later in the week, the two shows will literally being going head to head. Good luck with the DVRs! My DVR, by the way, is automatically killing “The X Factor” over “The Voice” for whatever reason.
Nicki Minaj, in an upcoming three-part E! special starting Sunday, talks about how Mariah Carey has “met her match” with Nicki’s presence. The special was taped during her little tiff with Mariah. So game on if you’re into that sort of thing.
Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon is opening for Third Day. He will be joining them at the Fox Theatre April 13, 2013.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest Hits” album is out Nov. 19. I like her new duet with Vince Gill “Don’t Rush” more than her latest single “Catch My Breath.”
And in case you missed Carrie Underwood’s opening with Brad Paisley at last week’s CMAs (starting at the 3:30 point after Georgia’s Jason Aldean), here it is. And yes, even they are doing it “Gangnam Style!” Plus, Carrie learns what “Motorboatin’ is.
Rumored wish list to replace Sharon Osborne on “America’s Got Talent,” according to TMZ: Shannen Doherty, Leann Rimes and Carly Simon. Carly Simon? That would have been a great move… in 1977! And Doherty? Ugh.