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Alicia Keys – THE VOICE — “Live Semi Finals”

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THE VOICE — “Live Semi Finals” Episode: 1218A — Pictured: Alicia Keys — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Adam Levine reacts to a blind audition on “The Voice”

February 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

THE VOICE -- Blind Auditions -- Pictured: Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

THE VOICE — Blind Auditions — Pictured: Adam Levine — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Pharrell Williams performing on “THE VOICE”

November 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 11" Episode 915A -- Pictured: Pharrell Williams -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

THE VOICE — “Live Top 11” Episode 915A — Pictured: Pharrell Williams — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED KEY ADVISER FOR KNOCKOUT ROUNDS OF NBC’S EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES ‘THE VOICE

October 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Seven-Time Grammy Award Winner to Work Closely With Artists From All Four Teams
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — October 3, 2014 — NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series “The Voice” has confirmed seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift as the key adviser for the current season. Swift will serve as the sole mentor for all of the artists on each of the four teams.

The multiple platinum-selling Swift is the youngest recipient of the Grammys album of the year and is the best-selling digital music artist of all time. She is also the only female artist in music history (and the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure.

Swift’s upcoming, fifth album, “1989,” which is scheduled for release Oct. 27, has already produced a No. 1 single, “Shake It Off.”

Swift advised each of the performers during the upcoming Knockout Rounds (airing Oct., 27, 28 and Nov. 3) on vocal technique, stage presence and the importance of tailoring songs to fit their personalities and strengths. These artists will continue to try and earn the support of their respective coaches, who will be forced to decide who will move on to the live Playoff Round. Each coach will have the opportunity to strategically steal one more artist in the Knockout Round.

Through its first two weeks of the new season, “The Voice” has averaged a 4.0 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 13.2 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” averages from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #3 entertainment series and #1 reality series on the Big 4 networks so far this season in 18-49. The most recent telecast on Tuesday, Sept. 30, equaled the show’s highest adult 18-49 rating for a Tuesday edition (4.1) in the past year (since Oct. 1, 2013) and the biggest overall audience for a Tuesday telecast since March 4.

“The Voice” is a presentation of United Artists Media Group (an MGM company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.

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‘THE VOICE’ RANKS #1 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF MARCH 5-11 IN 18-49

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC JUMPS 20 PERCENT VS. THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR IN ADULTS 18-49; ALSO GAINS BY DOUBLE-DIGITS IN EVERY OTHER KEY RATINGS CATEGORY

‘THE VOICE’ IS #1 FOR THE WEEK IN ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 18-34, ALL KEY ADULT-FEMALE DEMOS, TEENS AND KIDS

FOR FIVE OF THE LAST SIX WEEKS, ‘THE VOICE’ HAS RANKED #1 OR TIED FOR #1 AMONG ALL SERIES PROGRAMS ON ABC, CBS, NBC OR FOX IN ADULTS 18-49

ON MONDAY, ‘THE VOICE’ TOPS EVERY SERIES TELECAST ON ABC, CBS, NBC OR FOX OVER THE PRIOR FOUR WEEKS

MONDAY’S ‘SMASH’ SCORES A 17 PERCENT INCREASE WEEK TO WEEK TO HIT A THREE-WEEK HIGH

ON WEDNESDAY, ‘WHITNEY’ SCORES THREE-WEEK HIGHS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS AND ‘CHELSEA’ EARNS FOUR-WEEK HIGHS

ON THURSDAY, ‘PARKS AND RECREATION’ NABS ITS HIGHEST 18-49 RATING SINCE JANUARY, WHILE ‘THE OFFICE’ AND ‘UP ALL NIGHT’ MATCH FIVE-WEEK HIGHS

THURSDAY’S ‘AWAKE’ BEATS NBC’S SLOT AVERAGE BEFORE ‘AWAKE’ BY 33 PERCENT IN 18-49

FRIDAY’S ‘DATELINE NBC’ GROWS 23 PERCENT WEEK TO WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 13, 2012 – With “The Voice” ranking as primetime’s #1 show of the week on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, NBC has delivered an average 1.8 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall for the week of March 5-11, according to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Versus the same week last year, NBC is up 20 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 1.8 vs. a 1.5. NBC is also up by double-digit percentages in all other key ratings categories: adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; plus total viewers. NBC ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 18-34 and women 18-49 (tied) for the week.

The broad-based Monday hit “The Voice” ranked #1 for the week among all primetime shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 with a 6.2 rating, and was also #1 in adults 18-34, all key adult-female demographics (including a tie in women 25-54), teens 12-17 and kids 2-11. This marks the fifth time in six weeks “The Voice” has been #1 or tied for #1 among primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox.

Also ranking among last week’s top-15 programs in 18-49 were NBC’s “Smash” (#13) and “The Office” (tied for #14), with “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Biggest Loser” also ranking in the top 30. In the valuable adult 18-34 demo, “The Voice” was #1, “The Office” #7, “Smash” #13 and “Parks and Recreation” tied for #14.

Primetime averages for the week of March 5-11 in adults 18-49 were Fox (2.4/7), CBS (2.0/6), NBC (1.8/5), ABC (1.6/5) and CW (0.4/1). In overall total viewers the weekly averages were CBS (9.5 million), Fox (7.0 million), NBC (6.0 million), ABC (5.5 million) and CW (1.1 million).

NBC highlights for the week of March 5-11

* On Monday, “The Voice” jumped week to week by 15 percent in 18-49 rating to deliver the highest rating for any series program on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in the four weeks since the February 6 regular-slot debut of “The Voice.” .

* Versus last year’s fifth regular telecast, “The Voice” was up 63 percent in 18-49 rating and 98 percent in total viewers. Through five weeks, “The Voice” has delivered NBC’s five highest 18-49 ratings in this time period, excluding Olympics, in nearly four and a half years.

* Also on Monday, “Smash” delivered three-week highs with week-to-week gains of 17 percent in both 18-49 and total viewers. This week’s “Smash” beat NBC’s time-period average this season prior to “Smash” by 170 percent in 18-49.

* NBC dominated Monday night in all key categories and more than doubled #2 ABC in 18-49.

* Tuesday’s “The Biggest Loser” grew throughout its telecast to move into first place among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox by its fourth and final half-hour in adults 18-49 and other key demographics.

* On Wednesday, “Whitney” delivered three-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers and “Are You There, Chelsea?” generated four-week highs.

* On Thursday, “Parks and Recreation” delivered its highest 18-49 rating since January 19 and both “The Office” and “Up All Night” equaled five-week highs in the demo.

* Also on Thursday, “Awake” topped NBC’s time-slot average prior to “Awake” by 33 percent in 18-49 rating.

* On Friday, “Dateline NBC” reported a 23 percent gain week to week in total viewers.

* On Saturday, an encore “Harry’s Law” led its time period in total viewers and “The Firm” grew week to week by 50 percent in 18-49 rating and 59 percent in total viewers.

* On Sunday, the time-period debut of “Harry’s Law” attracted NBC’s biggest overall audience in the slot, excluding sports, since January 15.

* On Sunday, “The Celebrity Apprentice” grew from its first half-hour to its fourth to tie for #1 in adults 18-49 and rank #1 outright in adults 25-54 among ABC, CBS and NBC for its fourth half-hour from 10:30-11 p.m. ET.

Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Additional NBC highlights for the week of March 5-11:

On Monday, March 5 from 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Voice” (6.2 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49, 16.8 million viewers overall) jumped week to week by 15 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.2 from a 5.4) and by 13 percent in total viewers (16.8 million vs. 14.9 million), to claim its top results in four weeks, since the show’s regular-slot Monday debut the night after the Super Bowl. Versus last year’s fifth regular telecast, “The Voice” was up 63 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.2 from a. 3.8) and up 98 percent in total viewers (16.848 million vs. 8.488 million). “The Voice” has now generated NBC’s five highest non-Olympic 18-49 ratings in this slot in nearly four and a half years (since September 24, 2007).

With this week’s start of the dramatic Battle Rounds, “The Voice” delivered its #3 best results ever, behind only this year’s premiere following the Super Bowl and the next day’s regular-slot debut. The 6.2 rating in 18-49 is the highest for any series program on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox since the February 6 regular-slot debut of “The Voice.” The March 5 telecast of “The Voice” dominated its time period in all key ratings categories. From its first half-hour to its fourth, “The Voice” grew by 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.5 from a 5.5) and by 9 percent or 1.4 million persons in total viewers (17.2 million vs. 15.8 million).

Monday at 10 p.m. ET, “Smash” (2.7/7, 7.8 million viewers overall) delivered three-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers, up week to week by 17 percent in both 18-49 rating (to a 2.7 from a 2.3) and total viewers (7.755 million vs. 6.638 million). Note that “Smash” grows by an average 35 percent above these next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 ratings when Nielsen adds the extra time-shifted viewing included in “live plus seven day” results. Versus CBS and ABC encore competition, “Smash” won the hour in all key categories.

“Smash” has now delivered NBC’s five highest 18-49 ratings in the time period since September 20, 2010. This week’s “Smash” beat NBC’s time-period average this season prior to “Smash” by 170 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.7 vs. a 1.0) and by 101 percent in total viewers (7.755 million vs. 3.864 million).

NBC dominated Monday night in all key categories and more than doubled #2 ABC in 18-49 (5.0 vs. 2.1). NBC has now won four of the last five Mondays in 18-49 after having not won an in-season Monday with regularly scheduled programming in four years

On Tuesday, March 6, from 8-9 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser 13″ averaged a 2.0/6 in 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall, to match its 18-49 rating of the prior week and generate a week-to-week gain of 6 percent in total viewers (to 6.0 million from 5.7 million). In the time period, “The Biggest Loser 13” ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in total viewers and adults 25-54. This week’s telecast grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by 17 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.8) and 10 percent in total viewers (6.4 million vs. 5.8 million). For its fourth half-hour from 9:30-10 p.m., “The Biggest Loser” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 (tie), adults 25-54, men 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-female demos.

Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, the NBC News Special “Decision 2012” averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers overall. In the time period, the news special ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54.

On Wednesday, March 7 from 8-8:30 p.m. ET, “Whitney” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) scored three-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers, with week-to-week gains of 7 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.6 from a 1.5) and 2 percent in total viewers (4.2 million vs. 4.1 million). In an intensely competitive time period opposite Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Survivor: One World” and ABC’s encore of “The Middle,” “Whitney” earned its top 18-49 and total-viewer results since February 15. Versus NBC’s average in the time period last season, “Whitney” was up 23 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 1.6 vs. a 1.3, “live plus same day” non-sports). Note that first-run telecasts of “Whitney” have averaged a 36 percent increase on these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen has issued “live plus seven day” results.

Wednesday at 8:30 ET, “Are You There, Chelsea?” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) delivered four-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers, with week-to-week gains of 15 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.5 from a 1.3) and 5 percent in total viewers (3.625 million vs. 3.452 million). In an intensely competitive time period opposite against Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Survivor: One World” and ABC’s encore of “Suburgatory,” “Chelsea” served up its highest results since February 8. This week’s “Chelsea” retained 94 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from “Whitney.” Keep in mind that first-run telecasts of “Chelsea” have been adding 28 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results.

Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) locked up NBC’s top 18-49 and total-viewer results in this time period since February 8. The “SVU” encore grew from its first half-hour to its second in every key ratings category. “SVU” grew from half-hour to half-hour by 22 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 1.1 rating from a 0.9) and 16 percent in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.2 million).

Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (1.0/3 in adults 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) shifted to the 10 p.m. hour with the show’s highest results since February 8. Versus the prior week’s figures in the 9 p.m. hour, “Rock Center” was up 43 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.0 from a 0.7), up 63 percent in adults 25-54 (1.3 vs. 0.8) and up 28 percent in total viewers (3.530 million vs. 2.748 million).

On Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET, “30 Rock” delivered a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers in a highly competitive time period versus CBS’s “Big Bang Theory,” Fox’s “American Idol,” and ABC’s rebroadcast “Wipeout.” “30 Rock” equaled its 18-49 rating of the prior week. Note that “30 Rock” originals have been adding 46 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

Thursday at 8:30 ET, “Parks and Recreation” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) delivered its highest 18-49 rating since January 19. Week to week, “Parks and Rec” is up 6 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.7) in a competitive time period versus Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” rebroadcast and ABC’s encore “Wipeout.” “Parks” built on its lead-in by 29 percent in 18-49 rating. Keep in mind that on average this season, original telecasts of “Parks” have been adding 36 percent to their next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating when Nielsen includes additional time-shifted viewing in “live plus seven day” ratings.

Thursday from 9-9:31 p.m. ET, “The Office” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) matched its highest 18-49 rating since February 2. “The Office” built on its lead-in by 44 percent in 18-49 rating and 34 percent in total viewers. “The Office” is #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in adults 18-49 and #1 in adults, men and women 18-34 in a competitive time period versus CBS’s “Person of Interest,” Fox’s “Finder” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” encore. Note that on average this season, “Office” originals have been adding 47 percent to their next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating when Nielsen reports additional time-shifted viewing in “live plus seven day” ratings.

Thursday at 9:31 ET, “Up All Night” (1.7/4 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) matched its highest rating since February 2 and delivered its biggest overall audience since February 9. Week to week, “Up All Night” is up 6 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.7 from a 1.6) and up 2 percent in total viewers (3.444 million vs. 3.384 million). In a competitive time period versus the concluding half-hours of CBS’s “Person of Interest,” Fox’s “The Finder” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” encore, “Up All Night” is #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in adults 18-34 and women 18-34. Note that “Up All Night” originals have been adding 50 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, “Awake” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) has in its first two weeks earned NBC’s two highest 18-49 ratings in this time period since December 8. In its second half-hour this week, “Awake” remained within a tenth of a point of its first half-hour (with a 1.5 rating vs. a 1.6). In the time period, “Awake” is #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, ahead of ABC’s repeat of the “GCB” premiere, and is tied for #1 in adults 18-34.

Versus NBC’s season average in the time period prior to “Awake,” this week’s telecast is up 33 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 1.6 rating vs. a 1.2).

On Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. ET, “Who Do You Think You Are?” averaged a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall.

Friday at 9 p.m. ET, “Grimm” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in the time period in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key categories and finished #1 in adults 18-34. “Grimm” built on its lead-in by 50 percent in 18-49. Note that on average this season, “Grimm” originals have been adding 61 percent to their next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating when Nielsen reports additional time-shifted viewing in “live plus seven day” ratings.

Friday at 10 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) maintained a 1.3 rating in 18-49 for a third week in a row to equal its highest rating since February 10. In total viewers, the Friday “Dateline” grew week to week by 23 percent (to 5.0 million from 4.0 million.

On Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of “Harry’s Law” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) finished #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers, tied for #1 in women 25-54 and tied for #2 in adults 18-49. “Harry’s Law” filed NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since February 11 and attracted the network’s biggest overall audience in the slot since January 21.

Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, “The Firm” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) grew versus the prior week by 50 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.6 from a 0.4) and 59 percent or 1.3 million persons in total viewers (3.512 million vs. 2.211 million). These are the top 18-49 and total-viewers results for “The Firm” in its four original Saturday telecasts to date.

Saturday at 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its second in nearly all key categories, including gains of 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.8 from a 0.6) and 19 percent in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.2 million).

On Sunday, March 11 from 7-8 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its second in all key ratings categories, including gains of 25 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.0 from a 0.8) and 20 percent in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.3 million).

Sunday from 8-9 p.m. ET, the time-period debut of “Harry’s Law” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall) matched NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the time period since February 19 and attracted the network’s biggest overall audience in the slot, excluding sports, since the Golden Globe Awards on January 15. Versus NBC’s non-sports average in the time period last season, “Harry’s Law” was up 90 percent in total viewers (9.047 million vs. 4.756 million).

Sunday from 9-11 p.m. ET, “The Celebrity Apprentice” delivered a 2.0/5 in 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall, and ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 25-54 in a competitive time period versus ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “GCB,” Fox’s “Family Guy” and “American Dad” and CBS’s “Good Wife” and “CSI: Miami.” “Celebrity Apprentice” built on NBC’s results in the prior hour from 8-9 p.m. ET by 82 percent in 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.1).

From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Celebrity Apprentice” grew by 21 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.3 from a 1.9) and by 14 percent in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.2 million), to move into a tie for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 during the 10:30-11 p.m. ET half-hour and to rank #1 outright in adults 25-54 with a 3.1 rating in that category.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
Average rating, share and audience in each category

ADULTS 18-49

Fox 2.4/7, 3.1 million

CBS 2.0/6, 2.6 million

NBC 1.8/5, 2.4 million

ABC 1.6/5, 2.1 million

CW 0.4/1, 0.6 million

Each rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

ADULTS 25-54

CBS 2.8/7, 3.4 million

Fox 2.8/7, 3.4 million

NBC 2.2/6, 2.7 million

ABC 2.0/5, 2.4 million

CW 0.4/1, 0.5 million

Each rating point equals 1.21 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

CBS 3.3/9, 9.5 million

Fox 2.4/6, 7.0 million

NBC 2.1/5, 6.0 million

ABC 1.9/5, 5.5 million

CW 0.4/1, 1.1 million

Each rating point equals 2.90 million viewers

2011-12 SEASON AVERAGES
Average rating, share and audience in each category

ADULTS 18-49

Fox 3.3/9, 4.2 million

CBS 3.1/8, 4.0 million

NBC 2.7/7, 3.4 million

ABC 2.5/7, 3.2 million

CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

Each rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

ADULTS 25-54

CBS 4.1/10, 4.9 million

Fox 3.8/9, 4.6 million

NBC 3.1/8, 3.8 million

ABC 3.1/7, 3.7 million

CW 0.8/2, 0.9 million

Each rating point equals 1.21 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

CBS 4.2/11, 12.1 million

Fox 3.2/8, 9.1 million

ABC 2.9/7, 8.3 million.

NBC 2.7/7, 7.8 million

CW 0.6/1, 1.8 million

Each rating point equals 2.90 million viewers

NBC’S “THE VOICE” TO BEGIN LIVE TWO-HOUR EPISODES ON APRIL 2; SIX WEEKS OF LIVE TUESDAY RESULTS SHOWS BEGIN APRIL 3

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“The Voice’s” Last Live Performance Episode Will Be on Monday, May 7 (8-10 p.m. ET) with Second Season Winner Announced in Live Finale on Tuesday, May 8 (8-10 p.m. ET)

“America’s Got Talent” – Now with New Judge Howard Stern – Debuts Following Week with Two-hour Episodes on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 7, 2012 – NBC will commence live episodes of “The Voice” on Monday, April 2 (8-10 p.m. ET) and will expand the hit singing competition series to a second night with live elimination rounds beginning on Tuesday, April 3 (9-10 p.m. ET).

In addition, “The Voice’s” last live performance episode will be on Monday, May 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), with the season’s winner announced in the two-hour live finale on Tuesday, May 8 (8-10 p.m. ET).

“America’s Got Talent” – NBC’s top-rated summer series — will then debut its new seventh season the following week with two-hour episodes on Monday, May 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, May 15 (8-10 p.m. ET). The show’s return will feature the first appearance of new judge Howard Stern, who joins fellow judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. The series then resumes in its regular day and time on Monday, May 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) and on Tuesday, May 22 (9-10 p.m. ET).

NBC’s new Tuesday night lineup starting on April 3 will be “The Biggest Loser” (8-9 p.m. ET), “The Voice” (9-10 p.m. ET) and the new “Fashion Star” (10-11 p.m. ET). “Fashion Star” debuts Tuesday, March 13 (9:30-11 p.m. ET).

This week’s edition of “The Voice” jumped 15 percent versus the prior week in adult 18-49 rating (to a 6.2 from a 5.4) in “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research and was up 13 percent week to week in total viewers (16.8 million vs. 14.9 million), to achieve the show’s top results in the four weeks since its regular-slot debut on February 6. Counting this week’s results, “The Voice” this season is averaging a 7.5 in 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers overall, making it the season’s #1 entertainment series in adults 18-49 and other key demographics.

“The Voice” returned with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton also returned, along with Carson Daly as host. Christina Milian joined this season as Social Media Correspondent.

The hit vocal competition series features the four superstar coaches who recently hand-picked their favorite vocalists in a blind audition and will guide them through an intense competition that ultimately crowns one winner. The show’s innovative format showcases the live performance shows that follow the blind auditions and the current battle phase.

“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

Last summer, “America’s Got Talent” delivered its highest-rated cycle ever, averaging a 4.1 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 14.3 million viewers overall with its Tuesday edition, up in both categories by 17 percent versus the prior year to set new series highs. The Wednesday Results Show averaged a 3.7/11 in 18-49, up 9 percent versus the prior year, and 13.3 million viewers overall, up 6 percent. “America’s Got Talent” ranked #1 among non-sports telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers every week it aired over the Summer of 2011, making it the #1 summer series in total viewers for a sixth year in a row.

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s top-rated summer series from “American Idol” producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, returns with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show. This year, outspoken, unedited radio personality television host and author Stern joins Mandel (“Deal or No Deal”) and Osbourne on the judging panel, while actor/producer/comedian Nick Cannon returns as host.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz (“American Idol”), Jason Raff, Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.

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NBC PREMIERES SECOND SEASON OF “THE VOICE” FOLLOWING NETWORK’S BROADCAST OF SUPER BOWL XLVI ON FEBRUARY 5

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New Musical Drama “Smash” to Premiere Next Day on Monday, February 6 (10-11 p.m. ET) After Regular Season Debut of “The Voice” (8-10 p.m. ET)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 1, 2011 – NBC will use television’s biggest stage following Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012 to unveil the second-season premiere of “The Voice” (10-11 p.m. ET; time approximate) followed the next night with the debut of the much-anticipated “Smash” (10-11 p.m. ET) on Monday, February 6.

“The Voice” also will premiere in its regular day and time on the following night, Monday, February 6 (8-10 p.m. ET).

The announcements were made today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

“The Super Bowl represents the biggest television audience of the year and we think that the return of ‘The Voice’ is deserving of this prominent showcase,” said Greenblatt. “We also will shine the promotional spotlight throughout Super Bowl Sunday for Monday’s debut of ‘Smash,’ which will give it a powerful launch platform.”

“The Voice” is a vocal competition series modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.” Hosted again in its second season by Carson Daly, the show features four musician coaches, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who coach only the most talented vocalists.

The show’s innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance shows. The show’s casting team is working with the music industry and searching the country for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don’t get to see them — thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the contestant’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant for his/her team.

Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. During the battle rounds, the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance.

At the end of the battle episodes, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the live stage shows. In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save one talent on each team, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on. At last, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finale. From these four, one will be named “The Voice” — and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract and $100,000. “The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey and Stijn Bakkers.

“Smash” is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a “Smash.”

The series centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe — written by the successful songwriting duo of Tom (Tony Award nominee Christian Borle, “Legally Blonde: The Musical”) and Julia (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, “Will & Grace”). Julia recently began the process of adopting a child with her husband (Brian d’Arcy James) of many years, but her focus is torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit.

A rivalry soon forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty (Katharine McPhee, “American Idol”) — who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds — and stage veteran (Megan Hilty, “Wicked,” “9 to 5: The Musical”), who’s determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break. A tenacious producer, Eileen (Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, “Prizzi’s Honor”), discovers the “Marilyn” project and jumps on board with a brilliant director (Jack Davenport, “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) — whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. The series stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (“ER,” “Schindler’s List”).

The pilot was written by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Theresa Rebeck (“Mauritius,” “NYPD Blue”). Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning “Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“United States of Tara,” “The Borgias”) will also serve as executive producers. Original songs are written by Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can”), who also serve as executive producers. “Smash” is a production of Universal Media Studios in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic. The pilot was directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening,” “American Idiot”).

For contestant blogs, embeddable clips and full episodes of “The Voice” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

TONIGHT’S ORIGINAL SONGS PERFORMED BY FINALISTS FROM NBC’S “THE VOICE” WILL BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY VIA UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS ON RADIO

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 28, 2011 — Original songs that were performed on tonight’s (June 28) live performance episode by the four finalists of NBC’s “The Voice” will be released immediately via Universal Republic Records on radio following the show’s broadcast (9-11 p.m. ET).

The contestant finalists and the songs that they perform are: Vicci Martinez sang “Afraid to Sleep” (written by Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander, & LP produced by Butch Walker, who has produced for Avril Lavigne, Pink, and Weezer, among others); Javier Colon’s “Stitch By Stitch” (written by Dave Hodges, Dave Bassett, and Lindy Robbins; produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for Darkchild.com, who has produced for Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce, among others);

Dia Frampton’s “Inventing Shadows” (written by Fraser T. Smith and Josh Kear; produced by Fraser T. Smith for MyAudiotonic Productions, who has produced for Adele, Cee Lo Green, and Taio Cruz, among others);

Beverly McClellan’s “Lovesick” (written by Peter Zizzo, Dan James and Leah Heywood; produced by Bill Appleberry, who has produced for Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd and Kate Voegele, among others).

The announcements were made by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

Each finalist represented a team led by the series’ musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

The winner of “The Voice” will be announced on the live results show on the season finale Wednesday, June 29 (8-9 p.m. ET).

“The Voice” is an innovative vocal competition series modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.”

The series is hosted by Carson Daly and features the musician coaches working through the various phases of the competition with only the most talented vocalists. The show’s second season will air mid-season Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET).

In addition, “The Voice” continues to push the boundaries between broadcast and online by bringing social media conversations to the on-air show. Bridging the gap between on-air and online is Social Media Correspondent Alison Haislip (“Attack of the Show!”), who makes regular appearances during the live broadcasts. Haislip engages fans and connects them to artists and coaches from “The Voice Social Media Room” via Facebook, Twitter, NBC.com and NBC Live. In the live shows, fans who use #TheVoice or tweet to the show, coaches or artists’ official handles may see their tweets appear in the lower third of the screen during cutaways during the live show.

For a period following each episode, eligible voters have four ways to vote for that night’s artists/contestants on “The Voice”: through toll-free phone calls, through online votes via NBC.com and the NBC Live online and iPad companion viewing app, and purchasing songs on iTunes. Votes are limited to 10 times via toll-free phone call per artist per originating phone number; up to 10 times through NBC.com or the NBC Live app per artist per e-mail address; and up to 10 times per artist per iTunes account, by purchasing the contestant’s then-eligible song through iTunes (up to a maximum of 10 copies).

“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey and Stijn Bakkers.

For contestant blogs, embeddable clips and full episodes of “The Voice,” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

SPRINT PRESENTS “THE VOICE” LIVE ON TOUR

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TOP 8 FINALISTS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL

NEW TELEVISION SHOW THIS SEASON

WILL HIT THE ROAD BEGINNING JULY 27TH

* * *Tickets On Sale NOW at LiveNation.com

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 28, 2011) – As announced tonight on the top-rated new television show, “The Voice,” the final eight contestants from the smash hit program will hit the road for Sprint presents “The Voice” Live On Tour. The Live Nation-promoted tour has confirmed six shows beginning July 27th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with stops in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Boston and Wallingford. Tickets for Sprint presents “The Voice” Live On Tour are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

The surprise live event of the summer will kick off shortly after tomorrow’s highly anticipated Season 1 finale on NBC (check local listings). The tour will feature performances from the show’s top contestants including Team Christina’s top two artists, finalist Beverly McClellan and runner up Frenchie Davis; Team Blake’s top two, finalist Dia Frampton and runner up Xenia; Team Cee Lo’s top two, runner up Nakia and finalist Vicci Martinez; and Team Adam’s top two, runner up Casey Weston and finalist Javier Colon.

Sprint presents “The Voice” Live On Tour has also teamed with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, meet and greets, exclusive gifts and more. For more information please visit www.iloveallaccess.com

The top eight artists from “The Voice” are:

Beverly McClellan – A member of Christina’s team, Beverly is a soulful rock singer with honest lyrics and a raw sound. Beverly plays over 10 instruments and has already released five independent albums. Originally from Virginia, she’s worked the clubs and bars around Fort Lauderdale, Florida for nearly 20 years, always looking for that big break.

Vicci Martinez A member of Cee Lo’s team and only 26 years of age, this bluesy soul singer from Tacoma, Washington has already opened for or shared the stage with notables such as Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, the Doobie Brothers, Etta James, and Jonny Lang. She draws strong support from her family – and the memory of her late father.

Javier Colon – A member of Adam’s team, this soulful pop singer’s father worked at a radio station, immersing his son in music from an early age; by 13, Javier was writing his own songs. His young talent led to touring gigs and even a contract with Capitol Records, but his career never really took off. Now, the devoted husband and father of two is taking a final shot at pursing his musical dreams before leaving music behind to support his family.

Dia Frampton – A member of Blake’s team, this 23-year-old singer-songwriter hails from St. George, Utah. Her career aspiration has been to be a voice-over actress, but her considerable singing talents may just steer her elsewhere. A life-long bookworm, Dia also writes novels and children’s books.

Frenchie Davis – A member of Christina’s team, this Washington D.C. native found success on Broadway, where she starred in “Rent,” for four years. She also had headlining roles in the touring shows of “DreamGirls” and “Ain’t Misbehavin,” which she received a Grammy nomination for the cast recording. Frenchie hopes to record an album of dance, classics, broadway, and a few new original songs.

Nakia – A member of Cee Lo’s team and based in Austin, Texas, 36-year-old Nakia draws strength from his extended family and inspiration from the memory of his father. Until he passed away in 2009, Nakia’s dad encouraged him to follow his dreams. The bluesy singer knows he doesn’t look like a typical pop performer, but that doesn’t discourage him at all. He realizes that on The Voice, all that matters is how he sings.

Casey Weston – A member of Adam’s team, this recent high school graduate from Naples, Florida is passionate about two things: music and animals. The child of two professional volleyball players, Casey was being groomed for a career as an athlete. But at age 13, the urge to perform took over, and Casey’s musical star has been on the rise ever since.

Xenia – A member of Blake’s team, few of her high school classmates even knew Xenia could sing – until now. The young artist from Temecula, California also plays the guitar, harmonica and piano by ear. The middle child in a family of five, Xenia draws strength and inspiration for her music from her family and from what she sees and hears in her daily life.

Sprint presents “The Voice” Live On Tour Dates

July 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

July 30 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

August 2 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre

August 4 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

August 5 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

August 6 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Additional ticket and tour information is available at LiveNation.com

About “The Voice”:

“The Voice” is a vocal competition series modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.” Hosted by Carson Daly, the show features four musician coaches: Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who will coach only the most talented vocalists.

The show’s innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance. The show’s casting team is working with the music industry and searching the country for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don’t get to see them – thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by a contestant’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel to face the contestant selected. If more than one coach selects the talent, the power shifts to the contestant, who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout the competition.

Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. During the battle rounds the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which singers will advance.

At the end of the battle episodes, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the live stage shows. In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team will compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save one contestant on each team, leaving the coach to decide live who they want to save and who will not move on. At last, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finale. From these four, one will be named “The Voice” – and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract and $100,000.

The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who will executive-produce along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey and Stijn Bakkers. http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/about/

Please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthlyunique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 showsannually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About Sprint Nextel:

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

MUSICIAN COACH BLAKE SHELTON OF NBC’S “THE VOICE” WILL TEAM WITH REBA – HIS ADVISER ON HIT SERIES – FOR TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO BENEFIT OKLAHOMA VICTIMS OF RECENT TORNADOES ON MAY 25-26

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fans of “The Voice” Who Share Information About the Concert with Their Friends on Facebook Can Unlock Exclusive Video from “The Voice”

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 20, 2011 – Blake Shelton, musician coach of NBC’s hit “The Voice,” will team-up with Reba, his adviser on the vocal competition series, for a tornado relief concert on May 25-26 to benefit the victims of the recent massively destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma. Fans who share information about the concert with their friends on Facebook via a VoxBloc app can unlock an exclusive video from “The Voice” before it is released to the public.

Reba and Shelton will perform at the Choctaw Events Center in Durant, Okla., at 7:30 p.m. (CT) to benefit the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund.

Viewers can access and share information about the relief concert by clicking on http://apps.facebook.com/voxbloc/the-voice-blake to access the VoxBloc app.

“The Voice” features its four musician coaches — Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Shelton.

Reba, Monica, Sia (Furler) and music producer Adam Blackstone have joined the series as new advisers who lend their experience and talents to musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the next “Battles” competition phase.

Following the “battle” rounds of the series — which will air on Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET) through May 31 — “The Voice” will then broadcast live two-hour episodes on Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) from June 7 through June 28.

For contestant blogs, embeddable clips and full episodes of “The Voice” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

Please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice.

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