As reported in an article out this week by The Hollywood Reporter, ratings for NBC’s The Voice have fallen again this week. And this week, its an all time low for the once popular show. The report also states that the show failed to finish first in its time period (for the first time ever in it’s spring cycle). This is not good news.
And if you have been watching the show this season, you’ve probably noticed a change in the show’s format. They have added a new round called the “Cross Battles”. And apparently this change is not being received very well by the home audience, as is reflected in hundreds of social media posts like these below:
#TheVoice Prediction: this is the last season for the cross battles... I pray— Enrico Napoletano (@EnricoNapoletan) April 24, 2019
Obviously, not the reaction that NBC and show Producers are were wanting. And… not only do the fans think the cross battles are “boring” but the way the voting for this works, the coaches are coming out with uneven teams.
Many fans are also commenting on Adam Levine and his one-time “bromance” with Blake Shelton. Fans seem to think that Adam goes too far. They feel he is being “mean” to Blake these days, saying hurtful things, way to often. And not in the “just kidding” way. Check out the viewer Tweets below:
The Adam/Blake banter on #thevoice feels a little sharp this season. Uncomfortable— B. Lew (@BarzellaiLew) April 23, 2019
I sincerely found. Adam to be hostile this evening! Not good!— Joan Sena (@midnight_riderj) April 23, 2019
#TheVoice wish Adam would tone down on the I Hate Blake stuff, it’s getting boring and it’s childish— Lynne Ripley (@lynne_ripley) April 23, 2019
So.. it appears the producers have some work to do in order to get back to the glory days.
Over all it seems like this idea of a format change was not very well thought out. Christine and I have watched the show from its beginning and it has always been a favorite of us both. However, I must admit that we both agree that the change has not been for the better… and we’re about done watching. It appears that “The Voice” has “Jumped The Shark”. (If you don’t know what that means… check out THIS STORY.
Here’s hoping the producers listen to its viewers and go back to the original winning format. You know, the one that made them the best singing competition show on television.
Sort of makes you wonder why the change in the first place? What do you think?