This fall, NBC will have a fighting chance to grab some more viewers and up its average ratings when The Voice joins the NBC fall schedule. In addition to the big move, all four judges will be back for season 3.
Christina Aguliera, the apparent “star” of the hit NBC music competition will get a substantial raise for next season, earning upwards of $10 million. Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton has also signed on for another season with bigger paychecks. The male coaches are set to make $6 million over the entire season – double what they currently make now. It’s smart for NBC to secure all four of the coaches on The Voice right now to prepare for season 3, and not risk one of them walking away from the show. Changing the dynamic and chemistry of the show (which is really what makes the show so great) could be detrimental to the shows future success, and that’s something that NBC can’t take a risk on.
Even though NBC reps haven’t officially made any announcements on the coaches’ salary bumps or the move to fall next season, insiders say Adam Levine is the only coach holding out. Not for more money, but because of scheduling issues. His band Maroon 5 is set to complete a new album soon, which would need Levine to take time away from the show and tour to promote the new album. If the bands’ new album comes out this fall, major accommodations will have to be made for his schedule so he would be about to promote the bands’ next album, as well as continue on The Voice.
I have compete faith that NBC will do everything in its powers to keep The Voice intact for a fall launch. The Voice was NBC’s sole breakout hit last season, premiering in April 2011 averaging 12 million viewers throughout its first season. Currently the show is airing its second season on Monday nights and its averaging close to 20 million viewers, and high numbers in the 18-49 demo, causing NBC to win the last two Monday nights for the first time in years.
The Voice airs from 8-10p.m. on NBC.