The latest TV ratings have been released and it’s a familiar story at the top of the broadcast charts as singing competitions ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ continue to dominate. Over on streaming, Apple TV+’s hit show ‘Ted Lasso’ continues to perform well, while Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’ also made a strong showing. Here’s a breakdown of the top-rated programs for the week of April 12-18, 2023.
‘Ted Lasso’ Holds Strong at No. 5 on Streaming
Despite the release of several new star-studded original movies, ‘Ted Lasso’ continues to be the only consistently popular show for Apple TV+. The heartwarming series about an American football coach who moves to England to manage a struggling soccer team has been a hit with critics and audiences alike. With a second season already confirmed, it looks like ‘Ted Lasso’ will continue to be a bright spot for the streaming service.
‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ Take Gold and Silver on Broadcast
It’s a tale as old as time at the top of the broadcast charts, as ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ once again took the top two spots. ‘The Voice’ reclaimed the top spot as country music legend Reba McEntire served as Mega Mentor during the Knockout Rounds, while ‘Idol’ saw the remaining contestants head to Hawaii for some advice from singer-songwriter Allen Stone and Grammy Award-nominated Noah Cyrus. It seems Americans still have a love for reality singing competitions.
‘Love Is Blind’ Finale and ‘Obsession’ Mini-Series Make Strong Showings on Streaming
While ‘Ted Lasso’ may be the king of streaming, there were some other shows that made a splash last week. Netflix’s reality series ‘Love Is Blind’ saw its Season 4 finale take the No. 7 spot as the couples headed to the altar and three out of four remaining said I do. Meanwhile, the first episode of the four-part miniseries ‘Obsession’ landed at No. 9. The show centers on a Fatal Attraction-like affair between a successful London surgeon and his sons fiance.
CBS Scores Half of the Top 10 on Broadcast
CBS had a strong week on broadcast, scoring five of the top 10 spots. ‘The Equalizer’, ‘FBI’, ‘Young Sheldon’, ‘FBI: International’ and ‘Survivor’ all made appearances, while ABC’s ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and NBC’s ‘Chicago Med’ rounded out the list.
The latest TV ratings show that singing competitions continue to be popular on broadcast, while heartwarming comedies like ‘Ted Lasso’ are a hit on streaming. With the rise of original programming and the proliferation of streaming services, it will be interesting to see how these trends continue to develop in the coming months and years.
1. Who is Ted Lasso and what is the show about?
2. What is Love is Blind and what happened in the Season 4 finale?
3. What are The Voice and American Idol and who were the special guests in the latest episodes?
4. Who is Reba McEntire and what was her role on The Voice?
5. What are The Equalizer, FBI, Young Sheldon, FBI: International, Survivor, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Chicago Med, and what happened in their latest episodes?