'Voice' repeats stay strong

A 90-minute edition of ”American Idol” led Fox to a primetime ratings victory Wednesday, while a rebroadcast of NBC’s ”The Voice” gave further indication that the new singing skein is here to stay.

”Idol” (6.9 rating/19 share among viewers 18-49, 21.7 million overall) roughly doubled the viewership of its closest competitor, CBS’ ”Survivor” (3.0/9, 10.9 million). ”Idol” peaked from 9-9:30 p.m. (7.3/19, 22.8 million).

In a repeat of its Tuesday premiere, ”The Voice” got off to a rough start when its first halfhour intersected with the end of ”Idol,” then finished second at 9:30 p.m. behind Fox midseason comedy ”Breaking In” (2.6/6, 7.6 million). But from 10-11 p.m. ”Voice” was in first place among viewers 18-49, finishing its night at 2.1/5 to compliment its 5.1/13 on Tuesday.

Viewers were less interested in NBC’s 8 p.m. special, ”Inside the Royal Wedding” (1.2/3, 5.2 million), which finished fourth at 8 p.m. but gave the Peacock its best numbers in that timeslot in four weeks.

ABC offered six sitcoms Wednesday, three of them originals: ”Better With You” (1.5/4, 4.8 million), ”Cougar Town” (2.1/5, 5.6 million) and ”Happy Endings” (2.1/5, 5.2 million). The Alphabet net’s top-rated repeat was ”Modern Family” (2.0/5, 6.0 million) at 9 p.m.

CBS followed ”Survivor” with reruns of ”Criminal Minds” (2.1/5, 9.2 million) and ”Criminal Minds: Suspicious Behavior” (1.7/4, 7.5 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox 5.8/16, CBS 2.3/6, NBC 1.8/5, ABC 1.8/5, Univision 1.5/4, CW 0.7/2.

In total viewers: Fox 18.2 million, CBS 9.2 million, NBC 5.8 million, ABC 5.2 million, Univision 3.7 million, CW 1.8 million.

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