Well look, I don’t really watch either The Voice or Britain’s Got Talent but you can’t have failed to notice that one is doing rather better than the other. And it’s no good pretending that these two shows aren’t in competition and are after different audiences when production people are gleefully tweeting figures when The Voice was doing better. And obviously it is funny when people use “peak” and “share” because that often means they’re hiding something.
Last night’s The Voice results show got a little over 6.5m viewers, almost 40% down on the show’s audition highs. The previous week Countryfile managed over seven million. That means The Voice is now OFFCIALLY less cool than John Craven. The fact that The Voice loses significant viewers between performance show and results show is just another more credible way it differentiates itself from The X Factor.
We are constantly informed that “well, the live shows lose viewers internationally as well” in a way the makers of the show seem quite proud about – a fun feature, even! Well how stupid is that? Evidently there is a format issue and it needs fixing.
So obviously given the blind audition bits are the most popular, have twelve of those followed by a massive Eurovision style sing-off. Format sorted, cheque please.