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NBC punches up 'Knockout' rounds of 'The Voice'

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 09:05 pm

Show to air in two-hour original episodes on back-to-back nights on Oct. 29-30

"Go On" and "The New Normal" will be broadcast one hour later (10 p.m.) on Oct. 30

NBC will pack more punch to its "Knockout" rounds of "The Voice" by airing two-hour original episodes on back-to-back nights on Monday, Oct. 29 (8 p.m.), and Tuesday, Oct. 30 (8 p.m.), for a total of four hours of "Knockouts" that week.

In addition, on Oct. 30, the network will move back the broadcast times for original episodes of the new comedies "Go On" (10 p.m.) and "The New Normal" (10:30 p.m.) for one night.

At the end of the "Battle Rounds," only the strongest members of each coach's roster remain and proceed to the new "Knockout" rounds. The artists will be paired again with a member of their team, but this time they find out only minutes before performing who they are being compared against. The artists each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. They are vying for their coach's confidence and decision to take them to the live shows. Their coach will choose the winner and the artist not selected will be sent home.

"The Voice" is the season's top-rated unscripted series in adults 18-49, according to "most current" season averages from Nielsen Media Research, with the Monday edition averaging a 4.9 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 and 13.7 million viewers overall, while the Tuesday telecast is earning a 4.4/13 in 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall. Monday's "Voice" is currently the No. 1 unscripted series on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX this season in 18-49 and the Tuesday edition is No. 2. Counting all primetime series on those networks except sports pre- and post-game shows, the Monday "Voice" is tied for No. 4 overall and the Tuesday telecast ranks No. 5.

"The Voice" returned with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's third season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host and Christina Milian as social media correspondent.

Joining "The Voice" coaches as advisers are Billie Joe Armstrong, Mary J. Blige, Rob Thomas and Michael Bublé as they well help prep the teams for battle.

More information on the team members can be found at http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice/.

Visit the official home page for "The Voice": http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

Follow along on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on Twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice.

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