April 28th, 2011
05:45 PM ET
Critics may not have loved it, but viewers certainly do: NBC’s new singing competition “The Voice” is posting strong ratings.
The show, which features Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, drew 11.8 million viewers overall with Tuesday night’s premiere.
Despite competition from "Glee" and "Dancing With the Stars," "The Voice" still came out on top as the No.1 show being watched among adults 18-49.
The reality competition also delivered the strongest ratings for a series premiere on a major network since “Undercover Boss” debuted after the Super Bowl in February 2010, according to a statement from the network.
“The Voice” also held its own on during a repeat episode Wednesday night when it went up against “American Idol,” pulling in 6 million overall viewers with the encore of the series premiere, and posting the highest ratings NBC's seen in that time slot - 9 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday - in the 18-49 demo in 11 weeks.
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