NBC’s The Voice continued to dominate this summer’s broadcast ratings on Tuesday, while ABC’s latest game show experiment got off to a modest start.
Voice (11.8 million viewers, 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 demo rating) crushed the competition as usual, with America’s Got Talent (12 million, 3.2) providing a strong lead-in, though both shows dipped slightly from last week. (Here’s what you didn’t see on The Voice last night).
ABC’s goofy new 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (1.9) matched the debut performance of Downfall in that slot last summer. The quiz show has contestants who are eliminated from the competition exiting in over-the-top ways (see pic). This is not a good rating, but in the summer, it’s not a terrible one either. ABC’s new medical documentary Combat Hospital (1.2) was lifeless at 10 p.m. ABC also had Wipeout (5.3 million, 1.7).
Fox’s steady Masterchef (4.1 million, 1.8), meanwhile, had Gordon Ramsay and company steady at 8 p.m.