"To put it another way, it's less than half of what they drew for the finale two years ago. It's 6.1 million less viewers than last year. Plus the got smoked in the demo to BBT.
Also, this is the first post about the finale in this thread. Is it safe to say the show is all but dead?"
Really? One of the top rated shows on TV (still, no matter it's decline from it's heights of domination) And no posts on this board about "The Voice"... yet because there's only one or two about AI, AI is the show that is all but dead? Nah. I don't think so. Maybe, and I'm just spit ballin' here, but maybe this forum isn't the barometer for a show's popularity . Hey, obviously it's a fact that the ratings have plummeted. But it still, again, is one of the top rated shows on TV for now. If it halves again next year and the year after that, I'll begin to agree but "all but dead"... nah... huge over-statement in my opinion.
The Voice, while good... and I love it, is no better than AI, and many times pales in comparison. It has a great "gimic" in the beginning, but the battle rounds? Cheeze, pure and simple. The general pool of talent is higher on AI, in my opinion. How many contestants have "made it" from The Voice? Whether one actually believes they are "good" or not, even that measuring stick is rather one sided. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, etc. Jeepers, even Elliot Yamin has sold well over half a million albums. Javier Colon has sold, what... 20,000? Any others? Dia Frampton maybe? Even last year's Phillip Phillips has sold a million albums (998,000)
AI needs to drop the stupid themes in my opinion. If the singer is country, let them sing frickin country songs.. if they're R&B, let them sing R&B. If they're rockers, let them rock. Since when do you need to be able to sing every flippin' style under the sun to prove yourself? Does AC/DC do anything but rock? Does Celine Dion sing anything but pop ballads? Does Coldplay sound like anything other than Coldplay? Etc etc. Let the singers sing what they are and stop forcing boxes on them.
All but dead? Not yet. The sniffles? Sure. But it's a far cry from "all but dead". They just need to blow their nose and eat some chicken soup.
Edited by BobV, May 17 2013 - 01:02 PM.