‘American Idol’ Inches Up On ‘The Voice’; ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special Enjoys Comedy Lead-In

NBC won Monday in the demo and total viewers with The Voice again winning the singing competition derby to finish as the night’s No. 1 show in both metrics. But the 8-10 PM Voice (1.5, 8.28M) dropped a tick, while ABC’s two-hour American Id…

NBC won Monday in the demo and total viewers with The Voice again winning the singing competition derby to finish as the night’s No. 1 show in both metrics. But the 8-10 PM Voice (1.5, 8.28M) dropped a tick, while ABC’s two-hour American Idol (1.4, 7.59M) inched up, producing the season’s closest head-to-head finish for the two series. At 10 PM, NBC's Good Girls (0.9, 4.14M) took the hour in the demo while ABC's Crossing (0.7, 4.24M) snagged the top spot in total…

Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Top 10 Reveal Nips at ‘The Voice’s’ Heels

ABC executives are toasting with Coca-Cola (or whatever the new sponsor is) this morning: “American Idol” just came the closest it ever has to matching “The Voice” in TV ratings.

NBC ended up topping ABC in primetime averages by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point in the key adults 18-49 demographic, and finished first in overall audience averages by a few hundred thousand viewers.

CBS was in third place on Tuesday, when James Corden’s “Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime” special shed some viewers from last year. The network aired a bunch of reruns early in the day part, which served up a soft lead-in for the 10 o’clock hour.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.5/6 and 8.3 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 6.5 million. “Idol” at 8 posted a 1.4/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “The Crossing” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 5.3 million. Following reruns, the Corden special received a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” got a 0.8/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 managed a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” settled for a 0.2/1 and 713,000 viewers.

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ABC executives are toasting with Coca-Cola (or whatever the new sponsor is) this morning: “American Idol” just came the closest it ever has to matching “The Voice” in TV ratings.

NBC ended up topping ABC in primetime averages by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point in the key adults 18-49 demographic, and finished first in overall audience averages by a few hundred thousand viewers.

CBS was in third place on Tuesday, when James Corden’s “Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime” special shed some viewers from last year. The network aired a bunch of reruns early in the day part, which served up a soft lead-in for the 10 o’clock hour.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.5/6 and 8.3 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 6.5 million. “Idol” at 8 posted a 1.4/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “The Crossing” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 5.3 million. Following reruns, the Corden special received a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” got a 0.8/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 managed a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” settled for a 0.2/1 and 713,000 viewers.

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Melissa McCarthy Crashes Christina Aguilera’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ to Spit Redman’s ‘Dirrty’ Bars (Video)

James Corden’s Monday primetime “Carpool Karaoke” special was blessed by Christina Aguilera’s golden voice — and a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy’s, well, normal voice.

Before the “Life of the Party” lead popped up from the backseat of Corden’s Range Rover to rap some Redman, Aguilera and the “Late Late Show” host talked about those stacked “Mickey Mouse Club” days. Remember that cast? It included Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and others.

When Corden asked if she was into a young Gosling, Aguilera responded, “I think there were crushes, but I wasn’t on the train.”

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The CBS personality took that cagey answer to mean she liked Timberlake instead. It sounds like she definitely did, but let’s let Aguilera awkwardly stumble through a non-answer, shall we?

“Um, I think, well, there was, there was like a– me and Britney, well, you know, well, now, you know– there was like a thing back then,” she stammered. “Oh my God, you’re going in.”

“He had swag, I have to say,” Xtina finally admitted of JT.

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Back to Gosling: “I know Ryan pretty much had a crush on Britney,” Aguilera added.

The equally dreamy Justin Timberlake ruined that — but before you feel too bad for the “La La Land” star, we’re pretty sure he’s made up for lost time by now.

Watch the video above, which as promised includes McCarthy rapping Redman’s verse on Aguilera’s “Dirrty.”

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James Corden’s Monday primetime “Carpool Karaoke” special was blessed by Christina Aguilera’s golden voice — and a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy’s, well, normal voice.

Before the “Life of the Party” lead popped up from the backseat of Corden’s Range Rover to rap some Redman, Aguilera and the “Late Late Show” host talked about those stacked “Mickey Mouse Club” days. Remember that cast? It included Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and others.

When Corden asked if she was into a young Gosling, Aguilera responded, “I think there were crushes, but I wasn’t on the train.”

The CBS personality took that cagey answer to mean she liked Timberlake instead. It sounds like she definitely did, but let’s let Aguilera awkwardly stumble through a non-answer, shall we?

“Um, I think, well, there was, there was like a– me and Britney, well, you know, well, now, you know– there was like a thing back then,” she stammered. “Oh my God, you’re going in.”

“He had swag, I have to say,” Xtina finally admitted of JT.

Back to Gosling: “I know Ryan pretty much had a crush on Britney,” Aguilera added.

The equally dreamy Justin Timberlake ruined that — but before you feel too bad for the “La La Land” star, we’re pretty sure he’s made up for lost time by now.

Watch the video above, which as promised includes McCarthy rapping Redman’s verse on Aguilera’s “Dirrty.”

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From Daytime to Late-Night, Live Music Is Thriving on Television

In August of 2016, Diana Miller, music booker for “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” finally caught a unicorn. “It’s important that the talent is instantly recognizable in “Carpool Karaoke,” and that the segment features big hits,” she says. And so, after months of pursuit, she convinced Michelle Obama to appear in an episode, […]

In August of 2016, Diana Miller, music booker for “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” finally caught a unicorn. “It’s important that the talent is instantly recognizable in “Carpool Karaoke,” and that the segment features big hits,” she says. And so, after months of pursuit, she convinced Michelle Obama to appear in an episode, […]

James Corden Lands Another Primetime ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special Following Emmy Award Wins

CBS has ordered another “Carpool Karaoke” primetime special following Emmy Award wins for James Corden’s first two.

The 2018 version will include new “Carpool Karaoke” and “Crosswalk the Musical” segments, as well as a look back at Corden’s favorite “Late Late Show” moments, per America’s most-watched network.

Corden’s guests and other details will be announced at a later date.

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“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018” will air April 23 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

The 2016 and 2017 editions both won Emmys in the Outstanding Variety Special category.

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CBS has ordered another “Carpool Karaoke” primetime special following Emmy Award wins for James Corden’s first two.

The 2018 version will include new “Carpool Karaoke” and “Crosswalk the Musical” segments, as well as a look back at Corden’s favorite “Late Late Show” moments, per America’s most-watched network.

Corden’s guests and other details will be announced at a later date.

“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018” will air April 23 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

The 2016 and 2017 editions both won Emmys in the Outstanding Variety Special category.

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Apple Renews ‘Carpool Karaoke’ For Second Season

Apple has renewed James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke for a second season, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call. The show, which was a recurring segment from the comedian’s Late Late Show, began streaming on Apple Music last summer. Corden’s guests have included such notables as Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Seth MacFarlane & Ariana Grande, and Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith among others.
Moonves made the announcement while discussing the company’s four…

Apple has renewed James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke for a second season, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call. The show, which was a recurring segment from the comedian’s Late Late Show, began streaming on Apple Music last summer. Corden’s guests have included such notables as Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Seth MacFarlane & Ariana Grande, and Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith among others. Moonves made the announcement while discussing the company’s four…

‘Carpool Karaoke’ Cruises Into Second Season at Apple

Apple is keeping James Corden in their passenger seat. CBS CEO Les Moonves announced the late-night host’s “Carpool Karaoke” has been renewed for a second season on Thursday.

The series — a spinoff of Corden’s popular “Late Late Show” segment, which airs on CBS — began streaming on Apple Music last summer. The first season began streaming via Apple Music last summer, with a pilot featuring Will Smith. The show — one of the tech giant’s first moves into original programming — welcomed other A-list guests, including Alicia Keys, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Camila Cabello, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

A source close to production confirmed to TheWrap the show has been granted a Season 2.

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“Carpool Karaoke” remains separate from Apple’s video programming endeavors, led by Sony TV vets Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. It is considered an addition to the company’s $10-per-month Apple Music streaming service.

More to come…

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Apple is keeping James Corden in their passenger seat. CBS CEO Les Moonves announced the late-night host’s “Carpool Karaoke” has been renewed for a second season on Thursday.

The series — a spinoff of Corden’s popular “Late Late Show” segment, which airs on CBS — began streaming on Apple Music last summer. The first season began streaming via Apple Music last summer, with a pilot featuring Will Smith. The show — one of the tech giant’s first moves into original programming — welcomed other A-list guests, including Alicia Keys, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Camila Cabello, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

A source close to production confirmed to TheWrap the show has been granted a Season 2.

“Carpool Karaoke” remains separate from Apple’s video programming endeavors, led by Sony TV vets Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. It is considered an addition to the company’s $10-per-month Apple Music streaming service.

More to come…

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